Special Events


An Outdoor Barbeque Music Jam

LIVE AGAIN! Get outdoors & jam out in the mountains at the 7th annual “Jammin’ At The Rapids” music gathering!
In the spirit of Eastern Alaska Range’s Black Rapids Roadhouse, join us outdoors for fresh mountain air, barbecue & beer, and original live music. Our “Jammin’ At The Rapids” show is family & pet friendly (on leash & owner clean up encouraged). Enjoy an array of yard games from Cornhole & Horseshoes to the Roadhouse Photo Booth. Located behind the Roadhouse, our venue features a small stage and a large open area suitable for comfortable social distancing. In response to community health concerns, extra measures for cleanliness & sanitation will be taken by staff throughout the weekend. Get outside again!

Admission Options:
  • Day Pass: $20
  • Day Pass w/ Food & Beverage: $25
  • Weekend Pass: $35
  • Weekend Pass w/ Food & Beverage: $45
  • Children’s Admission: $5, both days included
  • Food & Beverage: can be purchased at the show using our F&B Tickets which are $5 each. Some of our admission packages include a discount on F&B Tickets. Options include offerings from The Lodge at Black Rapids, The Arctic Habanero Food Truck, & HooDoo Brewing Company.

Mask Contest:

Best Overall Mask: winner will receive a voucher for a one night stay for two people w/ breakfast at The Lodge at Black Rapids.
Other categories for second place prizes include: Ugliest Mask, Biggest Mask, Scariest Mask

Location: Our event is located at 227.4 Richardson Highway. 40 miles South of Delta Junction and 40 miles North of Paxson. An easy 2.5 hour drive South of Fairbanks or 5 hours Northeast of Anchorage. Air access is available at our own airstrip, Black Rapids Airport.

Camping & Lodging: RV, Car, & Tent space available on first come first serve basis. Limited rooms available at the Lodge- book early! Additional camping is available at Donnelly Creek State Campground 10 miles North.

Additional Information: Photo ID is required at time of admission for all adults 18 years of age or over. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

The Lodge at Black Rapids is a unique Alaskan property that combines accessibility with unspoiled wilderness in the heart of the Alaska Range on the bluff behind the Roadhouse. The Lodge promises outdoor enthusiasts everything they hope to experience—glaciers, mountains, and wildlife in a fresh, clean environment.

We the owners, Annie and Mike Hopper along with our children Huckleberry Jack and Katie Marie, opened our 7,300 sq. ft. timber framed, handmade lodge in 2009, after 10 years of construction. We built the new lodge on the bluff overlooking the Black Rapids Glacier and Delta River, and began the restoration of the 100-year-old Black Rapids roadhouse located on the road below the lodge.

Our stories are told throughout this website. As you can imagine, we encountered many kinds of challenges and wild weather strengthening our resilience in life, while building a true respect and love for the Alaska Range. Most stories are best told by our fireplace on a long winters day! The support of our families, friends, Robinson and Associates and Mt. McKinley bank have made this all possible.

In the spirit of gratitude, we have built our lodge as a place of transformation, renewal, abundant with adventures, silence and easy hospitality. The backyard holds easy assess to waterfalls, mini-grand canyons, wildlife, mountains and great winter skiing/snowshoeing. The front yard holds easy access to wild rivers, glaciers, mountains and a wilderness we like to call “the real Alaska.” Join us as we explore new unknown wilderness. Let us share what we have found here, with access to the areas around Mt. Hayes, the Black Rapids Glacier and trails throughout the Alaska Range.

Musicians: Interested in jamming with us, contact Jeff Mason at [email protected] or call 907-616-0191.


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