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? Until the summer of 2007, the Inupiat Eskimo elders of Barrow had never heard thunder or seen lightning. The same thunderstorm they witnessed ignited the Anaktuvuk River fire, which burned 400 sq mi of tundra on the North Slope, the largest wildfire ever recorded on the Earth’s tundra.