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 Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Alagnak Wild River Official Website Alagnak Wild River Map The headwaters of Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park and Preserve. Meandering west towards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautiful Alaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience the unique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska.

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge is headquarterd in the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center located in Homer, which is at the end of the Sterling Highway, approximately 225 miles south of Anchorage. Regularly scheduled flights are available from Anchorage. The Alaska State Ferry System also serves Homer. Since most of the refuge is very remote, access is difficult and expensive. Visitors should contact the refuge for specific information about particular sites. Phone 907-235-6546 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is a place of great distances and greater dramas. Here winds whip through the grasses of rugged, wave-pounded islands; and active volcanoes

Aleutian Islands Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Click here to see where the Aleutian Islands are on a map. 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. Homer and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546

Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The park is located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island chain. The island is located 800 miles west of Anchorage. The island can be reached by commercial or charter air flights from Anchorage. Commercial flights to Unalaska include Pen Air and Alaska Airlines. The Alaska Marine Highway is a ferry service that is operated by the state that can be used to reach the island. The Aleutian World War II Visitor Center is located at the Unalaska airport. Phone (907) 644-3472 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area Official Website Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area Map During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands,

Andreafsky Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions You cannot drive to the refuge and wilderness 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 in Bethel, drive 2 miles along one of the few paved road in town, the Chief Eddie Hoffman State Highway, to the refuge office and visitor center which is located across from the hospital (a structure known locally as the “yellow submarine”). From Bethel, most non-local visitors travel into the refuge by small aircraft. Phone (907) 543-3151 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Andreafsky Wilderness Map Andreafsky Wilderness The Andreafsky Wilderness now contains a total of 1,300,000 acres and is managed

Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve Official Website Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve Map Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least visited places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska’s location in the volcanically active “Ring of Fire,” as it is home to an impressive six mile (10 km) wide, 2,500 ft (762 m)

Arctic Interagency Visitor Center, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-474-2200 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas BLM Alaska YouTube Channel BLM Alaska Twitter BLM Alaska Facebook Page What is the Arctic Circle? How long did it take to build the trans-Alaska oil pipeline? What is a pingo and where can I see one? Find out at this award-winning visitor center located in Coldfoot, Alaska. Explore the exhibits, walk the nearby nature trails, or take in an evening program to learn more about the special landscapes and history of the Far North. The visitor center is a partnership between three federal agencies that manage the public lands along the Dalton Highway: the Bureau of Land Management (the Utility Corridor), the National Park Service (Gates of the Arctic National

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Vast and wild, the Arctic Refuge remains roadless. Limited access is provided by the Dalton Highway (a gravel road) which passes the western tip of the refuge. The Arctic Refuge is a very remote area. Be prepared to handle any situation completely on your own. Most of the refuge is accessible only by aircraft. From Fairbanks, many visitors take a commercial flight to Fort Yukon, Arctic Village, Deadhorse or Kaktovik, and charter a smaller bush plane into the refuge from there. For air taxi information visit http://arctic.fws.gov/airtaxi.html Phone 907-456-0250 and 800-362-4546 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Renowned for its wildlife,

Bear Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Starts at mile 10 on the Nome Creek Road Phone 907 474-2200 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Beaver Creek drainage. It crosses Champion Creek and Bear Creek shortly before reaching its end at Richards Cabin. This primarily a winter trail and crosses many wet areas.

Becharof Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 assistance can be obtained from the refuge visitor center which is adjacent to the airport terminal. Regularly scheduled commercial flights are available between King Salmon and Anchorage. Phone 907-246-4250 or 907-246-3339 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Becharof Wilderness Becharof Wilderness Map Becharof Wilderness was established in 1980 with the passage of the Alaska National Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), incorporating approximately 503,000 acres. Although the landscape of

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center is located in Nome, AK. Nome, AK is not on the road system and may be reached via a commercial flight. The Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center is located about a mile from Nome Airport. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is located in the northern portion of the Seward Peninsula. There are no roads or trails into the parklands. Logistics on how to reach Bering Land Bridge is based on an individual™s resources and abilities. Phone +1 (800) 471-2352 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Official Website Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Map Bering Land Bridge National Preserve lies at the continental crossroads that greatly influenced the

Bering Sea Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions A journey to the far-flung lands of 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 and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter in Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take

Bogoslof Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 not freeze here, storms come often and remain long, violently hurling wind and waves against the barren shoreline. The few boats that do arrive find no anchorages, coming only at risk and with special permission of the refuge manager for scientific or educational purposes. Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Bogoslof Wilderness Map Bogoslof Wilderness The Bogoslof Wilderness now contains a total of 175 acres

Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Cape Krusenstern National Monument lies within a remote area of northwest Alaska and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea. Visitors generally access the monument via the regional hub in Kotzebue. Commercial airlines provide daily service from Anchorage to Kotzebue. Chartered flights with licensed air taxi services, booked in advance, can take backcountry travelers to remote destinations within the monument. Phone (907) 442-3890 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Cape Krusenstern National Monument Official Website Cape Krusenstern National Monument Map North of the Arctic Circle, the monument forms 70 miles of shoreline on the Chukchi Sea. More than 114 beach ridges provide evidence of human use for 5,000 years. The Inupiat

Castner Glacier Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Castner Creek. The road ends after 1/2 mile, turning into an unimproved foot path heading up the side of Castner Creek. A 1/2 mile hike leads you to the Castner Glacier. This trail is not maintained and not marked. Travel upon the glacier is not recommended.

Chamisso Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Chamisso Wilderness Chamisso Wilderness Map The Chamisso Wilderness now contains a total of 455 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service’s Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Alaska. In 1975 the Chamisso Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. Northernmost

Chena River Lakes, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Chena River Lakes Trail Map Chena River Lakes Photo Album Chena River Lakes Map Chena River Lakes Website The Chena Project offers a host of recreational opportunities and a variety of Alaskan scenery to enjoy throughout the year. Watch our abundant wildlife, catch a fish, explore our trails or simply enjoy the Project in your own way; whether it be under the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights.

Chugach National Forest, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: 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 JUAN BAY CABIN JACK BAY CABIN NELLIE MARTIN RIVER CABIN GREEN ISLAND CABIN MCKINLEY LAKE CABIN SOFTUK BAR CABIN PORT CHALMERS CABIN SHELTER BAY CABIN POWER CREEK CABIN CROW PASS CABIN PIGOT BAY CABIN SHRODE LAKE CABIN COGHILL LAKE CABIN HARRISON LAGOON CABIN PAULSON BAY CABIN BARBER CABIN CHILDS GLACIER RECREATION AREA TENDERFOOT CREEK SPENCER BENCH CABIN Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Copper River Delta McKinley Lake Eastern Kenai Peninsula Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Chugach National Forest 5.4 million acres of stunning scenery! The Eastern

Clearwater Creek Wayside, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 motorized users for the Clearwater Creek South Trail. Restrooms, picnic tables, and fire rings provide a nice break for those traveling the Denali Highway.

Coal Mine Road/Jarvis Creek, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas BLM Alaska Facebook Page BLM Alaska YouTube Channel BLM Alaska Twitter This unimproved road starts at mile 254 on the east side of the Richardson Highway. This network of trails and roads provides access to stocked lakes and amazing views of the Alaska Range and Delta River. Unimproved campsites exist that are not maintained. It is recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel-drive vehicles, and mountain bikes. Please take your garbage home with you.

Dall Sheep Viewing Area, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas BLM Dalton Highway Dalton Byway Highlights The Dalton Highway provides a great place to spot Dall sheep in Alaska. In summer, ewes, lambs and young rams often feed and rest close to the highway on the rocky slopes of Atigun Pass (milepost 244, elevation 4,739 feet). Dall sheep also frequent mountainsides between Atigun Pass and Galbraith Lake (mile 275),

Delta Wild and Scenic River Wayside, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, DAY USE AREA, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 is located at MP 21.5 on the south side of the Denali Highway and is for day-use only (no camping). The wayside is equipped with an accessible picnic area, water and toilets. The boat launch provides access and parking for extended wilderness canoe trips in the Upper Tangle Lakes system to the south, where numerous lakes of all sizes provide important wildlife habitat.

Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions You can drive to Denali from Anchorage or Fairbanks, along Highway 3, which is known as the “George Parks Highway.” Fairbanks is about 2 hours north, while Anchorage is 5 hours south of the Denali entrance. You can also reach Denali from either city via the Alaska Railroad, which is operated by the State of Alaska. A small private airstrip is also available near the park entrance for individuals wishing to fly their own small craft to the park. Phone (907) 683-9532 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Denali National Park & Preserve Official Website Denali National Park & Preserve Map Denali is six

Denali/Clearwater, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The Denali Highway is often overlooked by motorists, yet offers some of the most spectacular scenery and recreation opportunities in Alaska. For those with a heart for adventure and a little extra time, the highway presents a historic glimpse of the Last Frontier “ wilderness in all directions. An abundance of camping, fishing, wildlife viewing and hiking opportunities can be yours with planning. The Denali Highway is 135 miles long and connects Paxson on the Richardson Highway with Cantwell Junction on the Parks Highway. A

Forrester Island Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions A journey to the far-flung lands of the Forrester 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. Homer and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska

Fort Egbert National Historic Site, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-474-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 awash with gold miners and settlers lured in by the Klondike Gold Rush. Reports of lawlessness among the newcomers eventually reached Washington D.C. through the tortuously slow communications available at the time. The Army’s response, the establishment of Fort Egbert on the Yukon River a few miles from Canada, was to bring profound changes to the region and reshape Alaska’s ties to the rest of the nation. Although the fort was largely abandoned in 1911, an Army Signal Corps contingent remained

Fortymile National Wild and Scenic River, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Most visitors to the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River arrive via the 160-mile-long Taylor Highway, which branches off the Alaska Highway at Tetlin Junction near Tok, or via the Top of the Highway from Dawson City. From Tok, proceed east 12 miles on State Highway 2 to the Taylor Highway and then to a selected drop-off point, such as the South Fork Bridge Wayside or Fortymile Bridge. Air taxi shuttles to remote drop-off and take-out points can also be arranged in Tok or Fairbanks. Approximate driving times: 6 to 8 hours from Fairbanks; 8 to 10 hours from Anchorage; 2 to 3 hours from Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these

Fossil Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 the cabin begins at the Wickersham Dome parking area, then one can travel either the Wickersham Creek Trail (winter use) or the Summit Trail (summer use, hiking only). Phone 907-474-2200 Activities CAMPING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas BLM White Mountain NRA Facebook webpage Recreation.gov cabin reservation site Fossil Creek Trail, in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, is an 18.8 mile trail maintained for

Fossil Gap Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The trail crosses open meadows and then follows Fossil Creek drainage downstream for approximately 1.5 miles before climbing off the creek and back into the spruce. The trail parallels the Fossil Creek before crossing open meadows to Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek has sections of overflow and open water even during winter. The trail continues through spruce forests and across the bridge at Montana Creek to the junction with Colorado Creek Trail.

Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Gates of the Arctic is a wilderness park, with no roads or trails into the park lands, so visitors must fly or hike into the park. Access begins in Fairbanks, Alaska & there are several small airlines that provide daily flights into the communities of Bettles and Anaktuvuk Pass, and Coldfoot. Most visitors access the park by air taxi or hike in from the Dalton Highway or from the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. River crossings are necessary from both locations. Phone 907459-3730 Activities CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, HUNTING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve Official Website Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve Map This vast landscape does not

Gillespie Lake, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas BLM Alaska Facebook Page BLM Alaska Twitter BLM Alaska YouTube Channel (MP 168.7 W Richardson Hwy) This 1/4 mile foot trail is located at mile 168.7 on the west side of the Richardson Highway. It provides foot access to Gillespie Lake. There is a large parking area here. There are no restrictions on the parking area. The trail can be wet at times.

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve lies west of Juneau, Alaska, and can only be reached by plane or boat. The only road in the area merely connects the small town of Gustavus and its airfield to park headquarters at Bartlett Cove (10 miles). Alaska Airlines provides daily jet service from Juneau to Gustavus in the summer months. Year-round scheduled air service is also provided by a variety of small air taxis and charters. The Alaska Marine Highway ferries also provide regular service from Juneau. Phone (907) 697-2230 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve Official Website

Gulkana Mp 141 Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This 17 (b) easement can be found at mile 141 on the west side of the Richardson Highway. This easement across private lands provides foot access to the Gulkana River. The beginning of this easement is steep and can be slippery during wet conditions. Please respect private lands. This trail has high use during salmon season.

Gulkana Wild and Scenic River, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions From Glennallen, drive northeast about 15 miles on State Highway 1 (Glenn Highway) to State Highway 4 (Richardson Highway). Travel about 20 miles north on Highway 4 to Sourdough Campground. Continue north for an additional 25 miles to the put-in at Paxson Lake Campground. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Gulkana National Wild and Scenic River The Gulkana River watershed drains approximately 2,140 square miles of Southcentral Alaska. The river begins in the Alaska Range near Summit Lake and flows south into the Copper River, which eventually empties into the Gulf of Alaska between Cordova and Katalla. Several hundred lakes and ponds are scattered throughout the

Hazy Islands Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions A journey to the far-flung lands of the Hazy 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. Homer and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarters at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). The Center takes you on a dramatic journey through the refuge’s past and present

Iñupiat Heritage Center, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Iñupiat Heritage Center Official Website Iñupiat Heritage Center Map On the rooftop of the world, the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska, tells the story of the Iñupiat people. They have thrived for thousands of years in one of the harshest climates on Earth, hunting the bowhead, or “Agviq.” In the 19th century, these lonely seas swarmed with commercial whalemen from New England, who also sought

Iditarod National HistoricTrail Recreation Management Area, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Phone 907-267-1246 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, WINTER SPORTS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Website The Iditarod National Historic Trail celebrates a 2,300 mile system of winter routes that first connected ancient Native Alaskan villages, and later opened Alaska to the last great American gold rush. The Trail is still in use today with rural residents using it as a overland travel route between communities, muscle-powered competitors and motor-powered competitors using it in long-distance winter races, and modern-day adventurers testing their mettle in some of the most remote areas in North America. BLM maintains two remote, long-distance segments interspersed with public shelter cabins that provide respite from the elements. The most practical way to explore the

Innoko National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Innoko Refuge is not accessible by car. Access is by means of airplanes equipped for water landings during spring, summer and fall. Due to its extremely remote and isolated location, access to the refuge by watercraft is, in most cases, not practical. Watercraft transportable by small aircraft, such as inflatable rafts and folding kayaks, can be used for transportation within the refuge. The primary means of access include privately owned aircraft, commercial guiding and outfitting services, and commercial air taxi operators. Access is via the town of McGrath, which is served by commercial airlines operating out of Anchorage and Fairbanks. Phone 907-656-1231 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, WILDERNESS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas

Innoko Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 or dogsled, when ice and snow conditions are adequate. Most visitors reach the refuge using privately owned aircraft, commercial guiding & outfitting services, or commercial air taxi operators. Many of the outfitting services and air taxis operate out of the village of McGrath, which is served by commercial airlines out of Anchorage. For more information on current outfitters and transporters, contact the refuge office. Accessing the refuge by boat requires a little more planning. It is a 111-mile boat trip from the mouth of the Innoko River to the southern refuge boundary. During high water, boaters can also enter from

Izembek Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Bay with daily round-trip flights from Anchorage. From Cold Bay, there is limited vehicle access to the Refuge via 5 primary gravel or dirt roads, totaling about 40 miles (portions of these require 4-wheel drive). Aircraft or boats are required for access elsewhere within the refuge. PenAir will fly visitors to remote villages. Off-airport air taxi operators and boat charters are limited. Contact the Refuge for the latest information. The refuge administrative office is located approximately one-half mile northeast of the Cold Bay airport terminal. Modest rental vehicles are available from a local entrepreneur. A small grocery store, motel, lodge

Jack Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The Jack River Trail is located at mile 131 of the Denali Highway, approximately four miles east of Cantwell, Alaska. The trail is an Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) 17(b) easement providing access through Ahtna, Inc. native lands to public lands. Public lands begin at mile 2 of the trail. Allowable uses along the 25 foot wide easement include foot, horse, and OHV™s up to 3000 lbs. The trail provides access to the

June Lake, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 at mile 166.5 on the west side of the Richardson Highway. There is no developed parking area here; however, there is a side road across from the trailhead. Trail is usually wet.

Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The reserve is approximately 150 miles south of Anchorage, on the western coast of the Kenai Peninsula. Phone 907-226-4656 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas National Estuarine Research Reserve System — Kachemak Bay, AK Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) is located in South Central Alaska, five hours southwest of Anchorage. At 370 square miles (an area larger than Teton National Park), it is the largest Reserve in the NERR system. The bay, which is flanked by spruce forests, extensive tidal flats, and 15 alpine glaciers, supports an active halibut and salmon sports fishing industry. The KBNERR office is located within the

Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Most visitors to the refuge come through the community of Bettles, which lies 150 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. From Bettles, air charters are available for drop-offs at lakes, rivers and gravel bars. Visitors can then access the refuge on foot or by boat. Keep in mind, however, that this is a very wet area with no developed foot trails, and that many of the refuge’s upland areas are not ideal for hiking. In winter, the refuge can be reached from the Dalton Highway using non-motorized transportation such as skis or dog teams. Snow machine access is also authorized for traditional activities; contact the refuge office for more information. Phone 907-456-0329 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Katmai National Park & Preserve is located on the northern Alaska Peninsula, northwest of Kodiak Island and southwest of Homer, Alaska. The park™s headquarters is in King Salmon, about 290 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Unlike most national parks in the United States, Katmai is almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat. Phone (907) 246-3305 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Fure’s Cabin Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Katmai National Park & Preserve Official Website Katmai National Park & Preserve Map A landscape is alive underneath our feet, filled with creatures that remind us what it is to be wild. Katmai was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Kenai Fjords National Park is located just outside the town of Seward in south-central Alaska, 126 miles south of Anchorage. Even though the park is often inaccessible during the winter months, Seward is accessible year-round via the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway. Follow the Seward Highway (AK-1) south from Anchorage. It will become AK-9 around mile 35 (87 miles from Anchorage) with AK-1 heading to Homer and Kenai. Continue on AK-9 to Seward. Phone (907) 422-0500 Activities BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Kenai Fjords National Park Cabins Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Kenai Fjords National Park Official Website Kenai Fjords National Park Map At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Soldotna Headquarters and Visitor Center 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), you find the Refuge Visitor Contact Station on the north side of the Sterling Highway, a self-serve information facility during summer months. On the south side of Sterling Highway at Milepost 58 is the eastern turn off for Skilak Lake Road. This 19 mile gravel loop road leads to Refuge hiking trails, campgrounds, and a scenic drive and then rejoins the Sterling Highway at Milepost 75. Whether you take the Skilak Lake Road or the Sterling Highway from Mile 58, you are approximately 40 miles from Soldotna and the Refuge Visitor Center. To find the

Kenai Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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), you find the Refuge Visitor Contact Station on the north side of the Sterling Highway, a self-serve information facility during summer months. On the south side of Sterling Highway at Milepost 58 is the eastern turn off for Skilak Lake Road. This 19 mile gravel loop road leads to Refuge hiking trails, campgrounds, and a scenic drive and then rejoins the Sterling Highway at Milepost 75. Whether you take the Skilak Lake Road or the Sterling Highway from Mile 58, you are approximately 40 miles from Soldotna and the Refuge Visitor Center. To find the Refuge Visitor Center when you

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Park headquarters and visitor center are located at 2nd and Broadway in Skagway, Alaska. To get to Skagway by car: you can access the park via the Alaska Marine Highway or the South Klondike Highway. By plane: you can fly into the Skagway Airport. By water: You can visit the park by cruise ship, tour boat, or ferry. The park visitor center is less than half a mile from all docks. Phone (907) 983-9200 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Official Website Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Map Headlines screamed “Gold!” The dream of a better life catapulted thousands of people to Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Their journey shaped them,

Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Kobuk Valley National Park is very remote. There are no roads to provide access, so planes take care of most transportation needs. Commercial airlines provide service from Anchorage to Kotzebue, or from Fairbanks to Bettles. Once in Kotzebue or Bettles, you must fly to the park with authorized air taxis. Phone (907) 442-3890 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Kobuk Valley National Park Official Website Kobuk Valley National Park Map Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage – just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Kodiak Island is accessible by commercial airlines from Anchorage or ferry through the Alaska Marine Highway System. The refuge is accessible only by float plane or boat. Several air charters are available in the town of Kodiak that can fly you to the refuge. Phone 907-487-2600 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Cabins Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Kodiak is a rugged, beautiful island on the coast of southwestern Alaska. Established in 1941, the refuge provides habitat for brown bear, salmon and other wildlife. Kodiak’s scenery is magnificient- rugged mountains, hundreds of miles of shoreline, lakes, marshes, bogs,

Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Koyukuk and Northern Innoko Refuges are part of the vast roadless region that makes up much of northern and western Alaska. Traversing the Koyukuk and Kaiyuh takes two days by motor boat and more than an hour in a small airplane. Commuter aircraft provide regularly scheduled air transportation from Fairbanks and Anchorage to Galena, where the Refuge headquarters is located. Visitors can charter small aircraft for travel to the Refuge from Galena. The Koyukuk River is a major tributary of the Yukon River, and some visitors, mostly moose hunters, use the river to enter the Refuge by boat. The Koyukuk River mouth is approximately 312 miles downriver from the Dalton Highway Bridge on the Yukon River or the Tanana River Bridge at Nenana. Local residents travel extensively on the Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers, by boat in the summer and snow machine in the winter. Phone 907-656-1231 Activities BOATING,

Koyukuk Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 available from Fairbanks and some local villages. Please contact the refuge office for a list of air taxi operators with refuge permits. Phone 800-656-1231 or (907)656-1231 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Koyukuk Wilderness Map Koyukuk Wilderness Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge The Koyukuk Wilderness now contains a total of 400,000 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service’s a< href="http://www.fws.gov/alaska/nwr/koyukuk/index.htm">Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge. All of

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Lake Clark is located on the Alaska Peninsula southwest of Anchorage and north of Katmai National Park. It is not on the road system; therefore, in order to get here you must travel either via plane or by boat. A one to two-hour flight from Anchorage, Kenai, or Homer will provide access to most points within Lake Clark. Fixed-wing aircraft are allowed to land on all suitable lakes, rivers, beaches, gravel bars, and open ground in both the park and preserve unless the area is closed or otherwise restricted. Phone (907) 644-3626 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Priest Rock Cabin Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Liberty Falls Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Access the trail at MP 23.5 S. Edgerton Hwy. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 provides excellent views of the Wrangell Mountains and the Copper River.

Lower Nome Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas From a junction with McKay Creek Trail, this trail descends gradually from a ridge top through forest and meadows into the Nome Creek drainage. It crosses the creek before ending at Nome Creek Road and the Bear Creek Trail.

Middle Fork Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Located at mile 169.5 on the west side of the Richardson Highway, this is one of the most highly used trails in the district. The trail begins in a state highway gravel pit and continues westward approximately 8 miles towards the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River. Not only does this trail provide access to the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River, it also provides outstanding views of Paxson Lake and the surrounding hills. Primary use is motorized; however more people are

Mollie Beattie Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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, hike, float rivers, hunt, or fish. All Arctic Refuge lands are open to the public at all times. This is a true wilderness Refuge. There are no roads, established trails, or facilities of any type within our borders. Most visitors bring their own food and gear, and access the Refuge by air taxi or personal airplane, flying in from communities outside the Refuge. Although there is no cell phone coverage, Satellite phones do work in many areas. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters 101 12th Ave., Room 236 Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 Phone 907-456-0250 or 800-362-4546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your

Moose Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Moose Creek Trail can be access at mile 11.2 on Wickersham Creek Trail or at mile 16 on the Trail Creek Trail. Both Wickersham Creek Trail and Trail Creek Trail begin at the Wickersham Dome Trailhead at mile 27.7 on the Elliott Highway north of Fairbanks, Alaska. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities WINTER SPORTS, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas BLM White Mountains Facebook Moose Creek Trail is maintained in the winter for snowmobiling, skiing, dog mushing, showshoeing and fat-biking. From the Wickersham Creek Trail Shelter at 11.2 mile on Wickersham Creek Trail, the trail goes through spruce forests before crossing Wickersham Creek and continues along Moose Creek drainage. This area can receive considerable drifting of snow making

Noatak National Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 and chartered flights to remote park areas. Summer access may include motorized/non-motorized watercraft, aircraft, or by foot. Phone (907) 442-3890 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Noatak National Preserve Official Website Noatak National Preserve Map As one of North America’s largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intact ecosystem, the Noatak River environs features some of the Arctic’s finest arrays of

Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Nowitna Refuge lies in the vast roadless region of northern and western Alaska. Commuter aircraft provide regularly scheduled air transportation from Fairbanks and Anchorage to Galena, where the Refuge headquarters is located. The two villages nearest the Refuge, Ruby and Tanana, have less frequent air service, but there are local guides available. Visitors may charter small aircraft for transport to the Refuge from Galena or McGrath. Most visitors travel to the Nowitna Refuge by boat, coming 240 miles down the Yukon River from the Dalton Highway Bridge or 280 miles down the Tanana River from Nenana. Local residents travel extensively on the Yukon River by boat in summer and snow machine in the winter. Whatever your reason for visiting Nowitna, be sure to come well equipped with headnets and bug dope during summer months (May through September), when mosquitos and other biting insects are by far the most

Nunivak Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 in Bethel, drive 2 miles along one of the few paved road in town, the Chief Eddie Hoffman State Highway, to the refuge office and visitor center which is located across from the hospital (a structure known locally as the “yellow submarine”). From Bethel, most non-local visitors travel into the refuge by small aircraft. VISITOR CENTER & GIFT SHOP The visitor center offers a small museum that exhibits wildlife, interprets the uniqueness of tundra and includes a large relief map showcasing the expanse and ecological diversity of the refuge. A small sales outlet of Alaska Geographic is available, also located

One Mile Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Valley. The trail steadily deteriorates the further you travel from the highway. State of Alaska land is reached at mile 5.25 and the trail continues to the Gakona River another 2 miles or so. During hunting season (September 1- 20) it is not uncommon to have 30-50 vehicles at the trailhead.

Osar Lake Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 of the Denali Highway. Osar Lake trail provides access to Osar lake and sweeping views of the Maclaren River basin. This trail lies within the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District (TLAD). Please stay on designated trails, which are marked with green dotted signs. Red dotted signs within the TLAD are not open to motorized use, unless 6 inches of frozen ground or 12 inches of snow cover are present. This trail is usually dry and is recommended for hiking, mountain bikes, and

Poplar Grove 17b Easement, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 the Richardson Highway. This easement supplies foot access through private lands to the Gulkana River. There is a one acre site easement at the end of the trail at the river, which allows camping for up to 24 hours. The beginning of this easement is very steep and slippery during wet conditions. The parking area near the trailhead is on private land and users wishing to park here must pay a fee to Ahtna, Inc. There is a pay box located

Quartz Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Begins at mile 3 on the upper Nome Creek Road Phone 907 474-2200 Activities OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 trail traverses a series of ridge lines with sweeping valley views to end at Quartz Creek. The Quartz Creek trail includes steep grades, rough terrain and several stream crossings.

Saint Lazaria Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions A journey to the far-flung wilderness islands within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife 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 and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking

Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions To reach the refuge one usually takes a commercial air service from Anchorage to Kotzebue; Kotzebue cannot be reached by road. From Kotzebue, visitors generally travel into the refuge by small bush aircraft or snowmobile (in winter). Air taxi operators also provide service to the refuge from Galena, which has air access from Fairbanks. The refuge office is in Kotzebue at 160 2nd Avenue and is within walking distance of the airport. Exit the airport left to Third Avenue. Go right on Third to Lake Street. Go left to Second Avenue, then turn right. The office is in the middle of the block on the right. Taxi service from the airport to the refuge office is also available. Phone 907-442-3799 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these

Selawik Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 usually begins by traveling via daily jet service from Anchorage to Kotzebue, Alaska. Kotzebue is not accessible by road from other parts of Alaska. It is the location of the refuge headquarters and the aircraft hub for the many smaller villages in the Northwest Arctic Borough. From Kotzebue, it is possible to take a chartered flight into the refuge or a scheduled flight into a nearby village. Air taxi operators in Kotzebue fly visitors to remote locations for hunting or fishing trips, hiking, and other backcountry activities. Selawik Refuge Headquarters 160 Second Avenue P.O. Box 270 Kotzebue, Alaska 99752 Phone

Semidi Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds

Simeonof Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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. Homer and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska

Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Sitka National Historical Park is located in downtown Sitka, Alaska. Sitka is situated on Baranof Island, on the outer coast of Alaska’s Inside Passage. No roads connect the city to the mainland; Sitka can be reached only by air or sea. Visitors can travel to Sitka by scheduled and charter air services, ferry, and cruise ships. Phone (907) 747-0110 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Sitka National Historical Park Official Website Sitka National Historical Park Map On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Park visitors are awed by Tlingit

South Landmark Gap Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 Denali Highway. An improved trailhead is located at mile 24.8. This trail lies within the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District (TLAD) and users are required to stay on designated trails. Please stay on designated trails, which are marked with green dotted signs. Red dotted signs within the TLAD are not open to motorized use, unless 6 inches of frozen ground or 12 inches of snow cover are present. This trail is for 4 wheeler use only. The trail ends at an unnamed

Steese NCA/Birch Creek WSR, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions “The Steese Highway leads northeast from Fairbanks and passes between the South and North units of the Steese NCA before ending in Circle at the Yukon River. Only a handful of primitive roads actually enter the edges of the Steese NCA, so most visitors gain access via trails or Birch Creek Wild and Scenic River, which flows through the middle of the South Unit. At Nome Creek, Faith Creek, Montana Creek/Bachelor Creek, and Porcupine Creek, roads will bring you close to the North Unit boundary. Roads following Bottom Dollar Creek and Harrison Creek enter the northern portion of the South Unit. All of these roads are unmaintained, and most are suitable only for high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicles or off-highway vehicles. Phone 907-474-2200 Activities BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for

Swede Lake Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities BIKING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 of the Denali Highway at milepost 16.2. The trail continues south for approximately 10 miles through the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District (TLAD), to the Middle Fork of the Gulkana River providing access to the Alphabet Hills and Dickey Lake. Please remember that the Middle Fork of the Gulkana is a National Wild River and users must stay on designated trails within the river corridor (1/2 mile either side of the riverbank). This trail is primarily utilized by motorized users. Major reconstruction

Swede Mountain Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Located at mile 19.5 of the Denali Highway this trail is for foot traffic only. The trail is approximately Ñ• of a mile one way and has an elevation gain of 1500 feet. Appropriate foot wear is advised as the trail is strenuous and fairly wet over the first .25 mile. Allow for 1.5 hours for in/out. Provides outstanding views of the Tangle Lakes, Amphitheater Mts., and Alaska Range. OHV™s are not allowed on this trail

Tangle Lakes Foot Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Located in Tangle Lakes Campground, this highly developed and well maintained foot trail provides easy access up an esker ridge providing sweeping views of the Tangle Lakes and Amphitheatre Mts. The developed trail is approximately .50 miles long. Unmaintained foot paths continue from the end of the developed trail providing access to State of Alaska lands and Landmark Gap Creek. Berry picking is popular along this trail in August and September. OHV™s are not allowed on this trail.

Teikel/Richardson, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas The Richardson Highway connects Valdez with Fairbanks. Recreation access abounds along this highway, providing a wide array of activities. BLM-managed lands and public access easements are accessible along the connecting Edgerton Highway, Tok Cutoff and the Teikel land block.The BLM manages only a small portion of the land along the highway, so visitors should obtain a map to direct them to BLM-managed sites or areas. The Gulkana and Delta Wild and Scenic Rivers can be accessed, along with campgrounds, hunting and fishing areas. The

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Tetlin Refuge headquarters is located in Tok at the corner of Midnight Sun and Borealis Avenue. The community of Tok is located 94 miles northwest of the U.S./Canada border, and is 205 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. The refuge’s visitor welcome station is located at milepost 1229 on the Alaska Highway, just seven miles from the U.S./Canada border. The northern boundary of Tetlin Refuge extends 65 miles along the Alaska Highway. Foot access to the northern portion of the refuge is available along the Alaska Highway from the U.S./Canada border at milepost 1221.5 to milepost 1242 of the Alaska Highway. Small boat/canoe access is available at Desper Creek at milepost 1225.4, the Chisana River bridge in Northway at milepost 1264, the old Riverside airstrip at milepost 1281 and at the Tanana River bridge at milepost 1303.6. Access to the interior of the refuge is limited to watercraft, small

Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Dominated by the Ahklun Mountains in the north and the cold waters of Bristol Bay to the south, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge confronts the traveler with a kaleidoscope of landscapes. The natural forces that have shaped this land range from the violent and powerful to the geologically patient. Earthquakes and volcanoes filled the former role, and their marks can still be found,

Togiak Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 fly daily to Dillingham, Bethel and King Salmon from Anchorage. Barges supply these communities during the summer, but there is no passenger service to southwest Alaska by water. Primary access to Togiak Refuge itself is by chartered aircraft. Dillingham is the hub for many of the air taxis that have permits to operate within the Refuge, although some air taxis fly from Bethel and King Salmon. Typically, air taxis will drop off passengers and gear and return at a designated time and place for pick up. Phone 907-842-1063 or 1-800-817-2538 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping

Tongass National Forest

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 Tongass National Forest Public lands on the Tongass consist of glimmering rain forests, glaciers and icefields, spectacular scenery, mountains, waterways, and thousands of islands separated by straits and channels. Over 400 species of terrestrial and marine wildlife, fish, and shellfish abound. Some species, such as the bald eagle and the brown bear, are endangered in other parts of the United States, but thrive in your forest. The Tongass National Forest offers outstanding recreation opportunities, some very different from anything you’ll experience in National Forests in the lower 48 states. You can camp in a campground – or in a cabin. You can hike through dense forest, alpine meadow, or on a wooden boardwalk trail through peat bogs called muskegs. You can

Tonsina River Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Access the trail at MP 12.3 S. Edgerton Hwy. Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 to the bluffs of the Tonsina River. This is an excellent hiking trail and the user will be rewarded with splendid views at the end of the trail. Please stay on the trail and respect private landowner™s rights.

Tuxedni Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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. Homer and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska

Unalakleet National Wild River Recreation Management Area, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The Unalakleet River is located in the northwestern part of Alaska and drains into Norton Sound. It is accessible only by airplane or snowmobile (winter only). Phone 907-267-1246 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Explore the Unalakleet National Wild River! UNALAKLEET NATIONAL WILD RIVER The clear, smooth waters of the Unalakleet National Wild River meander gently among the rolling Nulato Hills and across the broad expanses of the active tundra to the seaside village of Unalakleet, Alaska, at the rocky shores of the Norton Sound. Located 400 miles from Anchorage, the village of Unalakleet has approximately 800 people and is accessible only by plane. The headwaters of the Unalakleet River originate in

Unimak Wilderness, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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. Homer and Seward are the only road accessible communities near the refuge. All other communities in and near the refuge are accessible by scheduled air service and some such as Sitka, Seldovia, Kodiak, Chignik, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, False Pass, Akutan and Unalaska also have ferry service. For those not ready to set sail, the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center and Refuge headquarter at 95 Sterling Highway # 1, Homer, Alaska, can be reached by vehicle and scheduled aircraft from Anchorage (225 miles). Phone 907-235-6546 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska

University of Alaska Museum of the North, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Drive to the University of Alaska campus on the west side of Fairbanks and follow the signs to the museum on Yukon Dr. Phone 800.437.7021 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas This museum curates, studies, and exhibits fossil collections from the public lands administered by BLM in Alaska. The museum collection includes more than 1,000 bones from at least 6 varieties of dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Period (65 to 72 million years ago). Pleistocene (10-thousand-year-old to 2-million-year-old) fossils include mammoths, saber tooth tigers, bison, mastodons, camels and many other fauna.

Upper Dickey Lake Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Phone 907-822-3217 Activities HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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 side of the Middle Fork of the Gulkana River, providing access to Dickey Lake. It is accessed by following Swede Lake Trail and then crossing the river. The majority of this trail lies within the Gulkana National Wild River corridor as well as the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District (TLAD) and users are required to stay on the designated trail. There is an undeveloped camp site at the trail end near Dickey Lake. The first sections of this trail are extremely wet

White Mountains National, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Begin your trip at the BLM office or the Alaska Public Lands Information Center (an interagency office) in Fairbanks, where you can obtain detailed directions, as well as the latest information on trail and weather conditions. Most summer hiking occurs along the Summit Trail at mile 28, Elliott Highway. Other hiking trails, along with campgrounds and gold-panning areas, may be found at Nome Creek, accessible from the U.S. Creek Rd., mile 57, Steese Highway. Winter access is at mile 28 and mile 57, Elliott Highway, and at McKay Creek, mile 42, Steese Highway. BLM has also developed a new winter access point at U.S. Creek, mile 57, Steese Highway. Phone 800-437-7021 or 907-474-2200 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds White Mountains National Recreation Area – Alaska Cabins Hiking

Windy Creek Trail, Alaska Camping & Hiking

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 Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Windy Creek Trail connects with Colorado Creek Trail at Wolf Run Cabin. The trail parallels Windy Creek, following the drainage up the valley. The trail then climbs, at times steeply, through Windy Gap and emerges on top of a plateau. The trail then descends steeply, crossing Fossil Creek, to the trail junction. This trail is used in winter as a snowmobile trail. The trail is closed

Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The administrative building and main park visitor center are located along the Richardson Highway (Hwy 4), which is a paved state highway that runs through Copper Center, AK. The buildings are 8 miles south of the Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway intersection near Glennallen, Alaska. This is approximately 200 miles east of Anchorage, AK and 250 miles south of Fairbanks, AK. Phone (907) 822-5234 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve Official Website Wrangell – St Elias National Park & Preserve Map Wrangell St. Elias is a vast national park that rises from

Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions Although there is no direct highway connection to Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, visitors are able to access the preserve by either air travel from Fairbanks, or water or air travel from two small towns on the road system(Eagle and Circle), near the preserve boundaries. Phone 907459-3730 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve Official Website Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve Map Located in Interior Alaska, Yukon-Charley Rivers offers exploration in a largely untouched landscape. Whether you float the mighty Yukon River or paddle the Charley River’s whitewater, your memories will last a lifetime. Geology, cultural history, gold rush remnants, wildlife, and vast scenery

Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions 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 in Bethel, drive 2 miles along the only paved road in town, the Chief Eddie Hoffman State Highway, to the refuge office and visitor center. The office is located across from the hospital (a structure known locally as the “yellow submarine”). From Bethel, most non-local visitors travel into the refuge by small aircraft. Phone 907-543-3151 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Alaska Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Alaska Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Alaska Recreation Areas In southwest Alaska, the waters of the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers flow through a vast “treeless

Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office is located in room 264 of the Federal Building at 101 12th Avenue in Fairbanks, Alaska. There is no visitor center, nor are there any public facilities, on the refuge itself. The refuge is located about 100 miles north of Fairbanks. Access is primarily by aircraft and boat. There are regularly scheduled commercial flights between Fairbanks and the seven villages in or near the refuge. Visitors may also drive the Steese Highway (a gravel road) from Fairbanks to the Yukon River, at Circle, and travel down the river via watercraft into the refuge. Charter service to remote lakes and gravel bars along rivers is also available from Fairbanks and Fort Yukon. Visitors may also drive up the Dalton Highway to the Yukon River Bridge and travel upriver about 5 miles to reach the refuge. Phone 907-456-0440 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your