The Delta River Canoe Route is a 35-mile paddle that starts at Tangle Lakes Campground on the shores of Round Tangle Lake at Mile 21.5 Denali Highway and ends near Mile 212.5 of Richardson Highway. The route includes Lower Tangle Lake, a portage around a waterfall and a set of Class III rapids that most canoers line their boats around. The Upper Tangle Lakes Canoe Route is easier and shorter and starts where the Denali Highway crosses the Tangle River and ends at Dickey Lake, 9 miles to the south.
Outfitters and lodges in Paxson offer raft trips on the Gulkana River down to Paxson Lake. The day-trips are an excellent way to view a wide variety of wildlife that live in the area.
At Mile 192 of the Richardson Highway, just north of Paxson, is Summit Lake with a public boat access. The 7-mile long lake is named for its location near the divide where the Gulkana River flows south into Copper River and the Delta River flows north towards the Yukon River. Fishing on the lake includes lake trout, grayling and sockeye salmon.