Interior Region

Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks, is located in the heart of the state. The Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center, located in the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center, offers a multitude of information about public lands, trip planning assistance, and resource education. Northeast of Fairbanks in Fort Yukon, Alaska’s highest recorded temperature of 100°F was reached in 1915. Interior Alaska experiences the greatest temperature extremes with the lowest recorded temperature of -80°F set in 1971 in Prospect Creek on the Arctic Circle. Though the temperatures can be variable, the winter darkness will reward you with spectacular views of the northern lights. During the long summer days you may catch dazzling views of Mount Denali, awarded to only a third of visitors. The town of Tok will welcome Alaska Highway travelers arriving from the Canadian border. This junction will give you the opportunity to continue your northern travels to Fairbanks, or meander south towards Anchorage.

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Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River is in Interior Alaska.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Fairbanks
Activities:
Backcountry
Birding
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Hunting
Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River has its headwaters in the White Mountains, approximately 50 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The river flows west past the jagged limestone ridges of the White Mountains before flowing to the north and east, where it enters the Yukon Flats and joins the Yukon River. The first 127 miles of Beaver Creek, most of it within the White Mountains National Recreation Area, were designated a National Wild River by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. The last 16 miles of designated wild river lie within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
222 University Avenue
Eastern Interior Field Office
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Contact
Phone:
907-474-2200
Email:
EasternInterior@blm.gov
Web:
https://www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/sites/ak/st/en/prog/nlcs/beavercrk_nwsr.html
Big Delta State Historical Park is in Interior Alaska
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Fairbanks
Tok
Activities:
Sightseeing
This site was an important crossroad for travelers, traders, and the military during the early days of the 20th century. Rika's Roadhouse is the centerpiece of the park. The house served travelers on the historic Valdez-to-Fairbanks Trail from 1913 to 1947. John Hajdukovich had the north-south section of this log structure built in 1913. The Valdez-to-Fairbanks Trail was being improved at this time and the roadhouse was a center of activity for gold stampeders, local hunters, traders, and freighters.
Milepost 275 Richardson Highway
P.O. Box 318
Delta Junction, AK 99737
Contact
Phone:
Seasonal Phone: 907-895-4201
Web:
http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/deltajct/bigdelta.htm
Birch Creek Wild and Scenic River is in Interior Alaska.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Circle
Fairbanks
Activities:
Backcountry
Birding
Dog Sledding
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Hunting
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snowmachining
Birch Creek Wild and Scenic River flows from the windswept ridges and alpine tundra of the Steese National Conservation Area into the broad expanse of the Yukon Flats in central Alaska. The river offers one-week float trips notable not only for scenery and remoteness but for convenience -- floaters can access both ends of the Wild River segment from BLM recreation sites along the Steese Highway. The Bureau of Land Management manages 110 miles of upper Birch Creek as a wild river under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The river continues through state, private and Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge land for a total of 344 miles before emptying into the Yukon River about halfway between Fort Yukon and Beaver.
222 University Avenue
Eastern Interior Field Office
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Contact
Phone:
907-474-2200
Web:
https://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/nlcs/birchcrk_nwr.html
Chena River State Recreation Area is in Interior Alaska.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Fairbanks
Activities:
Berry Picking
Birding
Dog Sledding
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snowmachining
Snowshoeing
Wildlife Viewing
Chena River State Recreation Area is a park for all seasons. Are you interested in a day of hiking and rock-climbing at Granite Tors? Or would you prefer to harness up the dog team and escape into the snowy horizon, or perhaps ride a 4-wheeler along a forest trail? With 397 square miles of forests, rivers, and alpine tundra, the recreation area has something to offer everyone. The variety of activities draws more than 150,000 people to the Chena River State Recreation Area every year.
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4699
Contact
Phone:
(907) 451-2705
Email:
dnr.pksnorth@alaska.gov
Web:
http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aspunits/northern/chenariversra.htm
Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is in Interior Alaska
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Fairbanks
Activities:
Birding
Dog Sledding
Hiking
Hunting
Sightseeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
During the gold rush at the turn of the century, Belle and Charles Hinckley brought three cows and some horses from Nome up the Yukon and Tanana Rivers to the small outpost of Fairbanks to operate a dairy. As the dairy grew over the years, migratory waterfowl congregated at Creamer's Field in increasing numbers. The grain and large open fields provided prime habitat to feed and rest on the journey north and west. When the dairy went up for sale in 1966, the community raised money to ensure the farm fields were preserved so the birds would continue to stopover along their migratory route. Creamer's Refuge protects and enhances quality habitat for a diversity of wildlife, especially waterfowl and other migratory birds, while also providing for compatible public uses, such as wildlife viewing, research, and nature education.
1300 College Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Contact
Phone:
(907) 459-7307
Web:
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=creamersfield.main
Delta Junction Bison Range Area is in Interior Alaska
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Delta Junction
Activities:
Backcountry
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Hunting
Sightseeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snowmachining
Snowshoeing
In 1979, the Alaska Legislature established the 90,000-acre Delta Junction State Bison Range. The purpose of the bison range was to perpetuate free-ranging bison by providing adequate winter range and to alter seasonal movements of bison to reduce damage to agriculture. The Delta Junction State Bison Range is open to most public uses provided the activity does not damage the range’s resources, disturb wildlife or disrupt existing public uses. Allowed activities generally include hunting, trapping, fishing, wildlife watching, hiking, boating, snow machining, and camping
266 Richardson Hwy
Delta Junction, AK 99737
Contact
Phone:
(907) 895-7491
Web:
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=deltajunctionbison.main
Delta National Wild and Scenic River is in Interior Alaska
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Glennallen
Activities:
Backcountry
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Delta River is one of a few easily accessible wild and scenic rivers in the state of Alaska, providing both day use and overnight boating opportunities. A wide range of outstanding recreational opportunities attract people of all ages and abilities for river-related solitude and undisturbed environment as well as wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, trapping, camping, hiking, snowmachining, skiing and photography. Boating opportunities include both lake and river paddling on clear and glacial water stretches, challenging whitewater, and exceptional opportunities for both day use and extended overnight backcountry excursions.
Mile 186.5 Glenn Highway
BLM-Glennallen Field Office P.O. Box 147
Glennallen, AK 99588
Contact
Phone:
(907) 822-3217
Web:
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/delta.php
Denali Highway is in Interior Alaska
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Cantwell
Paxson
Activities:
Backcountry
Birding
Cycling
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Hunting
The Denali Highway is 135 miles long, of which only 24 miles are paved, and it connects the towns of Paxson on the Richardson Highway with the Cantwell on the Parks Highway. A loop trip originating and returning to Fairbanks is about 435 miles. A loop trip from Anchorage is close to 600 miles. Allow several days travel for either of these trips and plan for remote, dirt road, limited services driving conditions as you travel the Denali Highway. The highway is generally open from mid-May to October 1. Opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and enjoying scenic vistas are abundant!
Milepost 186.5 Glenn Hwy
Glennallen Field Office P.O. Box 147
Glenallen, AK 99588
Contact
Phone:
(907) 822-3217
Email:
blm_ak_gfo_general_delivery@blm.gov
Web:
https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/Maps_GeoPdf_Denali_High…
Denali National Park and Preserve is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Denali Park
Activities:
Backcountry
Birding
Cycling
Dog Sledding
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Sightseeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snowmachining
Snowshoeing
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers can see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, the 20,310 foot high Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Mile 237 Highway 3
Po Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755
Contact
Phone:
(907) 683-9532
Web:
https://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm
Fortymile National Wild and Scenic River is in Interior Alaska
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Dawson City
Eagle
Tok
Activities:
Backcountry
Beach Combing
Birding
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Gold Panning
Hiking
Hunting
Float trips on the Fortymile Wild and Scenic River offer scenic beauty, solitude and glimpses of gold-mining dredges, turn-of-the-century trapper cabins and abandoned townsites. Threading through this rugged landscape, the twisty and picturesque Taylor Highway leads motorists into the heart of the Fortymile and over American Summit to the historic town of Eagle on the Yukon River.
222 University Avenue
Eastern Interior Field Office
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Contact
Phone:
(907) 474-2200
Email:
EasternInterior@blm.gov
Web:
https://www.rivers.gov/rivers/fortymile.php
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Reserve is located in the Northern region of Alaska
Region:
Northwest & Arctic Region
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Bettles
Activities:
Backcountry
Birding
Hiking
Hunting
Sightseeing
This vast landscape does not contain any roads or human-made trails. Visitors discover intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. Wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails, endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. Gates of the Arctic remains virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature.
Airport Road
P.O. Box 30
Bettles, AK 99726
Contact
Phone:
(907) 692-5494 (summer), (907) 459-3730 (year-round)
Web:
https://www.nps.gov/gaar/index.htm
Iditarod National Historic Trail starts in the southcentral region.
Region:
Northwest & Arctic Region
Interior Region
Southcentral Region
Cities Nearby:
Anchorage
Girdwood
Nome
Seward
Wasilla
Willow
Activities:
Backcountry
Dog Sledding
Hiking
The Iditarod National Historic Trail commemorates a 2,300-mile system of winter trails that first connected ancient Alaska Native villages, opened up Alaska for the last great American gold rush, and now plays a vital role for travel and recreation in modern day Alaska. Over 1,500 miles of the historic winter trail system are open today for public use across state and federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management, under the National Trails Act, is the designated Trail Administrator, and works to coordinate efforts by federal and state agencies on behalf of the entire trail. BLM maintains about 150 miles of the trail, including five public shelter cabins.
4700 BLM Road
Anchorage Field Office
Anchorage, AK 99507
Contact
Phone:
907-267-1246
Email:
blm_ak_afo_general_delivery@blm.gov
Web:
https://www.blm.gov/nlcs_web/sites/ak/st/en/prog/nlcs/iditarod.html
Innoko National Wildlife Refuge is in the interior region.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Galena
Activities:
Backcountry
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hunting
Sightseeing
The Innoko National Wildlife Refuge typifies wilderness. With no inhabited human settlements, no roads, and a lack of easy access to the Refuge, human visitors are few and far between. However, an abundance of summer migrant and year-round resident wildlife call the Innoko Refuge home. Recreational opportunities abound and difficult access ensures a chance to experience unparalleled solitude.
101 Front St.
Po Box 287 MS 525
Galena, AK 99741-0287
Contact
Phone:
800-656-1231
Web:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/innoko/
Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge is in the interior region.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Bettles
Activities:
Backcountry
Dog Sledding
Fishing
Floating & Boating
Hunting
Sightseeing
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snowmachining
Snowshoeing
At 1.637 million acres, Kanuti Refuge is about the size of the state of Delaware. The Refuge straddles the Arctic Circle, with approximately a third of the Refuge above the Circle and two-thirds below. Kanuti Refuge is a prime example of Alaska's boreal ecosystem, in which the forests are dominated by black and white spruces with Alaskan birch, aspen, and poplar trees occurring less commonly.
101 12th Avenue Rm. 206
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Contact
Phone:
(907)456-0329
Email:
kanuti_refuge@fws.gov
Web:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/kanuti/
Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge is in the interior region.
Region:
Interior Region
Cities Nearby:
Galena
Activities:
Backcountry
Floating & Boating
Hiking
Sightseeing
Snowmachining
Snowshoeing
Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve waterfowl, other migratory birds, moose, caribou, furbearers, and salmon; to fulfill treaty obligations; to provide for continued subsistence uses, and to ensure necessary water quality and quantity. Headquarters for the Koyukuk Refuge are located in Galena, Alaska and in 1990, staffs of the Koyukuk and Nowitna Refuges were joined to create the Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which also includes the Northern Unit of the Innoko Refuge.
101 Front Street
P.O. Box 287 MS 525
Galena, AK 99741-0287
Contact
Phone:
800-656-1231
Web:
https://www.fws.gov/alaska/nwr/koyukuk/