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Matanuska-Susitna

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Top regions sorted by number of observed species
Rank Region Species Species
1 Goose Bay SGR
133
2 Denali State Park
126
3 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Cottonwood Creek access
120
4 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Reflections Lake
119
5 Denali SP--Byers Lake
112
6 Denali Hwy--Maclaren River Bridge (MP P42)
105
7 Knik River PUA--Jim Lake
105
8 Denali SP--Denali Viewpoint South
104
9 Gunsight Mtn. Hawkwatch (MP A120 Glenn Hwy)
103
10 Talkeetna--Talkeetna River outlet
101
11 Denali Hwy--Waterfowl Lakes (MP P49.5)
100
12 Alascom Rd. (MP A118.4 Glenn Hwy)
98
13 Denali Hwy--Brushkana Creek Bridge (MP P105)
98
14 Denali Hwy--Clearwater Creek Bridge (MP P55.7)
98
15 Gunsight Mtn. Hawkwatch (MP A118.8 Glenn Hwy)
97
16 Old Matanuska Townsite (Palmer)
94
17 Denali Hwy--Susitna River Bridge (MP P79.5)
92
18 Knik River PUA--Mud Lake (restricted parking)
92
19 Tahneta Lake (MP A123.4 Glenn Hwy-jct w/Marten Rd)
90
20 Eklutna Tailrace (Power Plant outflow - Old Glenn Hwy)
87
21 Lake Louise--Boat ramp
83
22 Wasilla--Lake Lucille Park (end of Endeavor St.)
83
23 Wasilla--Lake Lucille-Carter Park
83
24 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Rabbit Slough Access Rd
82
25 Petersville Rd. (Trapper Creek-MP A115 Parks Hwy)
82
26 Susitna Flats SGR
81
27 Talkeetna--Talkeetna Lakes
81
28 Lake Louise
79
29 Denali Hwy--Clearcreek Mountain Lodge (MP 82)
75
30 Denali Viewpoint North (MP A134.8 Parks Hwy)
75
31 Kashwitna Lake (MP A76.4 Parks Hwy)
74
32 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Duck Lake
70
33 Denali Hwy--Esker Ponds (MP P59)
69
34 Hatcher Pass--Independence Mine
69
35 Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
69
36 Nancy Lake SRA--Nancy Lake (Parks Hwy)
68
37 Matanuska Lakes SRA (Palmer)
67
38 Willow--2015 Sockeye burn
67
39 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Nelson Rd (foot traffic only)
66
40 Denali SP--Byers Lake Campground
65
41 Hatcher Pass Road (Palmer)
65
42 Hatcher Pass--Gold Mint Trail
65
43 Wasilla--Finger Lake Campground
65
44 Gunsight Mtn. Hawkwatch (MP A121 Glenn Hwy)
64
45 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Scout Ridge Loop Trail
64
46 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Wasilla Creek Boardwalk
64
47 Sheep Mountain Lodge (MP A113.5 Glenn Hwy)
64
48 Big Lake
63
49 Plumley-Maud Trail (Butte)
63
50 Denali Hwy--Canyon Creek Bridge (MP P95)
62
51 Wasilla--Cottonwood Creek Park
62
52 Wasilla--Wasilla Lake
61
53 Knik River PUA--Jim Creek overlook (Rippy Trail)
60
54 Denali Hwy--Seattle Creek Bridge (MP P111.3)
59
55 Lower Troublesome Creek rest stop (MP A137.3 Parks Hwy)
59
56 Palmer Hay Flats SGR
59
57 Bodenburg Butte (Palmer)
58
58 Eureka Roadhouse (Glenn Hwy. MP A128.3)
58
59 Denali Hwy--Butte Lake Trailhead (MP P94)
57
60 Pt. MacKenzie
56
61 Cottonwood Lake
55
62 Glenn Hwy--Glacier View @ Grand View Cafe (MP A109.7)
55
63 Palmer Hay Flats SGR--Spring Creek @ Fireweed Rd
55
64 Palmer--Lazy Mountain
55
65 Palmer--Matanuska River overlook (MP A50 Glenn Hwy)
53
66 Denali SP--Curry Ridge Trail
52
67 Palmer--Matanuska River Park
51
68 Denali SP--Kesugi Ridge Trail (Little Coal Creek area)
50
69 Glenn Hwy--Eureka Summit
50
70 Nancy Lake SRA
50
71 Denali SP--K'esugi Ken Campground
49
72 Fish Lake (3 miles N on Fish Lake Rd. @ MP A72.9 Glenn Hwy)
48
73 Lucile Lake (Wasilla)
48
74 Hatcher Pass Road (Willow)
47
75 Palmer--UAF Matanuska Experiment Farm (S.Georgeson Dr.)
46
76 Beluga River bridge
45
77 Denali SP--Moose Meadow Loop
43
78 Hatcher Pass--Reed Lakes Trail
43
79 Big Lake North SRS
42
80 Big Lake--Jordan Lake
42
81 Denali SP--Golog Benchmark
41
82 Matanuska Lakes SRA-Long Lake Loop (Palmer)
41
83 Knik--Nomad Cove (MP 13.5 Knik-Goose Bay Rd)
39
84 Dale Saunders Crane Sanctuary (SE of Trapper Creek)
37
85 Palmer--Musk Ox Farm
37
86 Willow Creek SRA (E of Parks Hwy)
37
87 Glenn/Parks Hwy Interchange
36
88 Hatcher Pass--Summit Lake and April Bowl
35
89 Denali SP--Little Coal Creek Trailhead
34
90 Matanuska Glacier SRS (MP A101 Glenn Hwy)
34
91 Susitna Flats SGR--Chedatna Lakes
34
92 Glenn Hwy--MP A126.4
33
93 Wasilla Lake Observation Platform
33
94 Palmer--Snodgrass Field
32
95 Wiener Lake (MP A87.5 Glenn Hwy)
32
96 Denali SP--Ermine Hill Trail
31
97 Denali SP--Veterans Memorial
30
98 Government Peak Recreation Area
30
99 Knik River PUA--Swan Lake
30
100 Little Su River Bridge (Edgerton Parks Rd-N Palmer)
30