The Tok, Alaska Public Lands Information Center is a year-round facility welcoming nearly 10,000 visitors, residents, and students annually. Located in the Tok Combined Facility, the center hosts a trip planning area, fish, bear and bird exhibits, along with a display of native arts and crafts.
This center specifically caters to visitors driving in remote eastern Alaska and into the Yukon.
One of the subjects people are most interested in are the local driving conditions; specifically, the infamous frost heaves located to the east of Tok. The video to the right will shed some light on how those nasty frost heaves form and why they are so prolific in this region of the state.
Did You Know? In 1912, one of the most violent eruptions ever recorded occurred in the wilderness of Katmai National Park & Preserve. The blast collapsed 7,500 foot Mount Katmai to its present elevation of 6,716 feet. In the resulting Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, fumaroles issued steam hot enough to melt zinc.