Alaska Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Alaska? View Alaska parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Alagnak Wild River, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Alagnak Wild River is located in a remote part of the Alaska Peninsula, about 290 miles southwest of Anchorage. Access is by boat or small floatplane. Phone (907) 246-3305 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PADDLING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas

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Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located on the Alaska Peninsula, 450 miles southwest of Anchorage, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is inaccessible by road. Notoriously bad weather makes access to Aniakchak unpredictable. Drop-offs and/or pick-ups may be significantly delayed. Phone (907) 246-3305 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails

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Bear Creek Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Starts at mile 10 on the Nome Creek Road Phone 907 474-2200 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas From its start at Nome Creek Road, this trail climbs gradually to cross a ridge before paralleling the

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Becharof Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions For directions to the Becharof Wilderness please contact Refuge staff with the contact information provided on this profile page. Should you fly into King Salmon, the refuge office is located approximately 1/8 mile across from the King Salmon Airport. Signs leading to the office complex are readily visible, and

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Bogoslof Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Click here to see where the Bogolof Wilderness is on a map. North of Unalaska Island, Bogoslof is difficult to access and rarely seen except over the gunwales of passing fishing boats. Winds blow almost constantly during cool foggy summers and mild foggy winters. Although the Bering Sea does

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Castner Glacier Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access at milepost 217.3 on the Richardson Highway (AK-4) on the east side. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This unimproved road is located at mile 217.3 on the north side of

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Chamisso Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions See the Wilderness.net map for the location of the Chamisso Wilderness area. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, in Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225

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Chena River Lakes, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Fairbanks, 17 miles east on Richardson Hwy. Phone (907) 488-2748 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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Eastern Kenai Peninsula

Chugach National Forest, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds | RUSSIAN RIVER | DOUBLE BAY CABIN | TIEDEMAN SLOUGH CABIN | MARTIN LAKE CABIN | HOOK POINT CABIN | BEACH RIVER CABIN | MCKINLEY TRAIL CABIN | LOG JAM BAY CABIN | SAN

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Clearwater Creek Wayside, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel Clearwater Creek Wayside is located at MP 55.5 of the Denali Highway along Clearwater Creek, providing trail access to

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Coal Mine Road/Jarvis Creek, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions At milepost 254 Richardson Highway, turn east onto Coalmine Road. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel

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Dall Sheep Viewing Area, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Fairbanks, drive north 11 miles on the Steese Highway (#6) to Fox. Continue on the Elliott Highway (#12). The Dalton Highway (#11) begins at Elliott Highway milepost 73. Atigun Pass is approximately 8 hours straight driving time from Fairbanks. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING,

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Delta Wild and Scenic River Wayside, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel The Delta Wild and Scenic River Wayside

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Denali/Clearwater, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access Denali Highway (AK-8) from either Cantwell or Paxson. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, INFORMATION SITE Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The Denali Highway is often overlooked by

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Fort Egbert National Historic Site, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-474-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska Facebook Page In 1899 the Fortymile region and upper Yukon valley were

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Fossil Creek Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Fossil Creek Trail continues north from the Borealis-LeFevre Cabin. The most direct route from the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, is to travel north on the Steese Highway to Fox, Alaska, then north on the Elliott Highway to milepost 28 and the Wickersham Dome parking area. The trails to

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Fossil Gap Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access this trail from the Colorado Creek Trailhead at milepost 57.1 Elliot Highway. The trail insects Colorado Creek Trail about 21 miles from the trailhead. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities HIKING, HUNTING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The trail crosses open

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Gillespie Lake, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Drive on Richardson Highway to Mikepost 168.7. Park on the pullout on the west side. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM

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Gulkana Mp 141 Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Drive north of Gulkana on Richardson Highway (AK-4). Parking for the trail is on the west (left) side of the road at milepost 141. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This 17 (b) easement

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Iñupiat Heritage Center, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Inupiat Heritage Center is located in Barrow, Alaska, the largest city in the North Slope Borough and the northernmost city in the United States. Barrow can be reached via commercial and charter flights from Anchorage and Fairbanks. Phone (907) 852-0422 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE Campground Reservations Alaska

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Innoko Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Like much of rural Alaska, the Innoko Refuge is not accessible by car since there are no roads in this part of the country. Access is typically by small airplanes equipped for water landings (floatplanes) during the spring, summer, and fall. Winter access is by small ski planes, snowmobile

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Izembek Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Refuge headquarters is located in Cold Bay, Alaska. This is a small, remote, community of fewer than 100 people, and is accessible only by air or water. The Alaska Marine Ferry System serves Cold Bay with one ship per month from April through October. Peninsula Airways (PenAir) serves Cold

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Jack Creek Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From the Cantwell end of Denali Highway (milepost 135), drive to milepost 131 to access the trail. on the south side (right side) of the road. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WINTER SPORTS Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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June Lake, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska Facebook Page This short foot trail provides access to June and Nita Lakes. It is located

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Kenai Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Anchorage, drive 90 miles on the Seward Highway to the junction of the Sterling Highway. Turn west at Milepost 37 of the Sterling Highway and travel 18 miles to the eastern Refuge boundary at Milepost 55 of the Sterling Highway. In three more miles (Milepost 58, Sterling Highway),

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Koyukuk Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Koyukuk Refuge is located about 270 miles west of Fairbanks, and access is limited to air and river travel in this roadless part of Alaska. Most visitors travel to and in the refuges using motorized boats, floatboats (including canoes, kayaks and rafts), aircraft or snowmobile. Air charters are

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Liberty Falls Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access the trail at MP 23.5 S. Edgerton Hwy. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This 17 (b) easement trail is an excellent, but fairly steep hiking trail. This 1 mile long trail

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Lower Nome Creek Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The trail can be accessed from McKay Creek Trailhead (milepost 42.5 Steese Highway) or at an intersection with Nome Creek Road, approximately 1/2 mile before Ophir Creek Campground. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More

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Middle Fork Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Middle Fork trail is located at milepost 169.5 of the Richardson Highway behind a State of Alaska gravel pit. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Located at

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Mount Oxford (Fourteener)

Mollie Beattie Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Arctic Refuge provides a unique wilderness experience within the National Wildlife Refuge System. Nearby village residents continue their age-old subsistence activities within the Refuge. Visitors from near and far enjoy the extraordinary landscapes and diverse wildlife. Most visitors plan a stay of 6 to 10 days while they camp,

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Noatak National Preserve, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Noatak National Preserve is a very remote area. There are no roads that provide access. Commercial airlines provide service from Anchorage to Kotzebue or Fairbanks to Bettles. Once in Kotzebue or Bettles, you must fly to the preserve with various air taxi operators. There are scheduled flights to villages

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Nunivak Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 807 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway PO Box 346 Bethel, Alaska 99559 Phone: (907) 543-3151 GETTING THERE You cannot drive to the refuge since no roads lead into Bethel, the location of the refuge headquarters. Various airlines provide regular commercial flights to and from Bethel. Upon arriving in the airport

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One Mile Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HUNTING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska Facebook Page This trail provides access to BLM and State of Alaska Lands as well as the Gakona River

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Osar Lake Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Twitter Located at milepost 37 on the south side

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Poplar Grove 17b Easement, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel This 17 (b) easement is located at mile 137 on the west side of

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Quartz Creek Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Begins at mile 3 on the upper Nome Creek Road Phone 907 474-2200 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This 16 miles developed trail climbs into alpine tundra and passes through white spruce forest valleys. The

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Selawik Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The refuge is very large and is not accessible by road. Visitors travel to the refuge by boat, snowmobile, dogsled, cross-country skis, or small aircraft. Environmental conditions can be challenging to those unfamiliar with the Arctic. Advance planning for a visit is essential. A trip to the Selawik Refuge

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Schulman Grove

Semidi Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions A journey to the far-flung islands of the Semidi Wilderness within the Alaska Maritime Refuge almost always involves a boat. Tour boats, ferries, planes , cruise ships or your own boat can transport you to parts of the refuge. No refuge lands are accessible from the road system. Homer

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Thomes Gorge Trailhead

Simeonof Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions A journey to the far-flung lands of the Aleutian Islands Wilderness within the Alaska Maritime Refuge almost always involves a boat. Tour boats, ferries, planes , cruise ships or your own boat can transport you to parts of the refuge. No refuge lands are accessible from the road system.

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South Landmark Gap Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska Facebook Page This trail is located at milepost 24.7 on the south side of the

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Swede Lake Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BIKING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska Twitter | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Facebook Page This trail starts at an improved trailhead on the south side

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Swede Mountain Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Starting at mile 0 of Danali Highway, drive 19.5 miles (paved) to the parking area. This trail on the left , parking is on the right. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Located

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Tangle Lakes Foot Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions At milepost 21.5 on Denali Higway, turn on the Tangle Lakes Campground road. Park immediately on the left to access the trail. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Located in Tangle Lakes Campground, this highly

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Teikel/Richardson, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Richardson Highway can be accessed from Valdez, Fairbanks or Glenallen, Alaska. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities AUTO TOURING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WATER SPORTS Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The Richardson Highway connects Valdez with

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Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Most non-local visitors travel to Togiak Refuge by air charter services from airports in Dillingham (where the refuge office is located) and Bethel, Alaska. Visitors generally travel to these communities on commercial flights originating at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport. Phone 907-842-1063 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE

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Burden Fall Wilderness

Togiak Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Togiak Refuge begins about 350 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Travelers come by air because as elsewhere in bush Alaska, no roads connect the Refuge or the nearby communities with the rest of the state. Our Travel to the Refuge map (216 KB PDF) shows the route. Commercial airlines

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Tongass National Forest, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds | SIGNAL CREEK CAMPGROUND | LAST CHANCE CAMPGROUND | FLORENCE LAKE (EAST) CABIN | HASSELBORG CREEK CABIN

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Tonsina River Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Access the trail at MP 12.3 S. Edgerton Hwy. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This 17 (b) easement provides foot access to the lower Tonsina River. The trail leads approximately 2 miles

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Tuxedni Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions A journey to the far-flung lands of the Tuxedni Island Wilderness within the Alaska Maritime Refuge almost always involves a boat. Tour boats, ferries, planes , cruise ships or your own boat can transport you to parts of the refuge. No refuge lands are accessible from the road system.

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Wildomar Trailhead

Unimak Wilderness, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions A journey to the far-flung lands of the Unimak Island Wilderness within the Alaska Maritime Refuge almost always involves a boat. Tour boats, ferries, planes , cruise ships or your own boat can transport you to parts of the refuge. No refuge lands are accessible from the road system.

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Upper Dickey Lake Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Campground Reservations Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas | BLM Alaska YouTube Channel | BLM Alaska Facebook Page | BLM Alaska Twitter Upper Dickey Lake Trail runs westward about 6 miles, up the southern

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Windy Creek Trail, Alaska Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Colorado Creek Trailhead, at milepost 57.1 on the Elliot Highway, the Windy Creek trail can be accessed from the Colorado Creek Trail. Distance from the trailhead to Wolf Run cabin is 23 miles and Windy Gap cabin is 32 miles. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities WINTER SPORTS Campground Reservations Alaska

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