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Beaver Creek Water Trail

Location In Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
State(s) Alaska
Counties
Type Backcountry
Water Trail
Length 180.00 Miles / 289.68 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Boating, Motorized
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Rafting
Camping
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - Off leash
Fishing
Heritage and History
Hunting
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Rock Climbing
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

 

Description

photo: Beaver creek in fall
Beaver creek in fall

The Beaver Creek Water Trail flows through a beautiful, remote area of interior Alaska within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Beaver Creek (291 miles) is the only river segment on the Refuge that has been designated as a component of the National Wild and Scenic River System; it was designated specifically as a “wild river.” Beaver Creek is the only river segment in the Refuge that has been designated as a component of the National Wild and Scenic River System; it was designated specifically as a “wild river.”


The first 111 miles of the Wild River segment are within the White Mountain National Recreation Area (south of the Refuge) and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The final 16 miles of the Wild River segment are in the Refuge; however, Beaver Creek continues to flow north then westward for another 164 miles before draining into the Yukon River. There are no roads or services until you reach the Yukon River bridge on the Dalton Highway which is another 65 miles from the confluence of Beaver Creek and the Yukon River.



Boaters putting in at the headwaters of Beaver Creek National Wild River, on BLM lands are treated to the rugged and spectacular country of the White Mountains before the creek flows north, and enters the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. The last 16 miles of the 127 mile Beaver Creek designated Wild River are within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.



The Beav (Continued...)

 

Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available

None

Directions

The only road access option is to drive from Fairbanks to Mile 57 Steese Hwy. Take left at US Creek Rd; follow for 7 miles to the Lower Nome Creek Road. Go 12 miles, pass entrance to the Ophir Creek campground to put-in at Beaver Creek. Another option is to charter an aircraft (floats or wheel-equipped) to drop you off just downstream of the confluence of Victoria Creek and where Beaver Creeks enters the Yukon Flats refuge.

 

Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Water, moving

Secondary Surface: Snow or ice

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 2012

Date Last Updated: 11/19/2015

 

Contact Information

Trail Management:
Steve Berendzen
Manager
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
101 12th Avenue, RM 264
Fairbanks , AK 99701
(907) 456-0407
steve_berendzen@fws.gov

 

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