HIGHWAY IN ALASKA
Before continuing, visit the ALASKA page for an overview of routes and itinerary suggestions.
NOTE: Miles in Alaska are based on physical mile posts along the highway. There is a 32 mile difference between "historical" and "actual" miles between the border and Dawson Creek. Miles used here reflect the historical distance from mile "0" at Dawson Creek, and are rounded up or down to the nearest marker.
OVERNIGHT PARKING (but not camping) is allowed in Alaska rest areas and turnouts unless otherwise posted. Because of bears, it is strongly recommended that travelers use established public or private campgrounds.
Remember that it is unlawful to block five or more vehicles. Slow drivers must turn off to allow others to proceed. Expect to encounter pavement breaks and frost heaves in Alaska, especially in the passes and interior. Adjust your speed to enable your vehicle to proceed without frequent breaking. Be alert for animals on the road, especially moose and caribou.
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Mile 1222: U.S. Customs. Eastbound travelers need not stop. The border is 298 miles from Fairbanks and 93 miles from Tok. All of Alaska uses the 907 area code.
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Mile 1225:BORDER CITY MOTEL AND RV PARK 774-2205
Just 3.5 miles from the border. Don't look for a city; it's just us with our low, discounted fuel prices and all of your travel needs. Motel, RV park, and campground. The ice cream shop has baked goods, drinks, and a deli. Food mart and gift shop, factory outlet sweatshirts and Ts, much more. Check out our new gRV facilities. Link above for web site information. E-MAIL US
CREEK SERVICES 774-2009
Stop at the top of the hill for low priced gas and a visit to our
new DUTY FREE STORE.
Full & partial hookups, dry & tent sites, showers, laundry,
sanidump, gas, liquor, gifts, grocery, towing, repairs, lube. Pet
friendly; discounts for seniors. Maps and info.
For Sale. Business includes 10 wooded acres, living quarters for
three families and/or motel. A perfect family business with great
potential. $300,000 with $40,000 down. O.F. terms possible.
Mile 1249: Deadman Lake USF&WS Campground Mile 1257: Lakeview USF&WS Campground Mile 1263: Naabia Niign Campground 778-2297 Full & partial hookups, dry and tent sites, showers, laundry, gas, groceries, Athabaskan gifts Mile 1302: Junction, Taylor Highway Mile 1309: Tok River State Recreation Site
GATEWAY SALMON BAKE & RV PARK 883-5555
An Alaskan experience. Alaskan style cooking over a wood flame grill. Eat indoors or out. Complete menu of salmon, halibut, chicken, ribs, reindeer sausage, buffalo burgers, more. Quiet, wooded RV park with tent sites, showers, sanidump. For complete information,use the link above. The salmon bake didn't open in 2010 because no one wanted to run it. 2011 status unknown.
THREE BEARS OUTPOST (formerly Bull Shooter)
RV VILLAGE 883-5877
Alaska's Finest! We have 164 full
& partial hookup sites, pull-throughs, 30-50 amp power, tent
sites, showers, laundry, sanidump, gas. E-mail line, foodmart, deli,
souvenirs, RV supplies, ATM, WI-FI, cable TV. Vehicle wash facility.
GoodSam discounts. Welcome to Alaska! Spend some time in Tok planning
your Great Land adventure. Visit our Main Street Alaska Visitor
Center and the Public Lands Office. Walk from your site to
restaurants, shopping, attractions.
GOLDEN BEAR Motel, Restaurant, & RV Park 883-2561 (1/4 mile south on Tok Cutoff) Sixty all new, modern motel rooms, restaurant, gift shop. All of our RV sites have full hookups. Pull-throughs and tent sites available. Clean bathrooms and showers, game room, dump station. Tours booked. Off the beaten track, but close to the junction. Paved bike trail to town. E-MAIL US
SOURDOUGH CAMPGROUND 883-5543
1 3/4 miles south on the Tok Cutoff to Sourdough Campground. We have
74 level sites, pull-throughs to 70 feet, full hookups, water &
electric sites, dry sites, tent camping. Also showers, laundry, dump
station and car wash. Relax in our spacious and private treed sites.
Inspect our gift shop filled with true Alaskan treasures. Eat at our
cafe, specializing in sourdough pancake breakfast. Home of the
sourdough pancake toss. Dinner specials, fresh bread, pies. Our
outdoor museum features many gold rush artifacts. There is a paved
bike path to Tok. Sourdough offers discounts to seniors, Good Sam,
AAA, and NC & HA members. WI-FI.
ALL ALASKA GIFTS (907)883-5081
At the juction, just west of the Information Center. A unique shopping experience with free instore wildlife display, 100s of Alaska shirts in stock, Alaska native crafts, Eskimo dolls, furs, much more. Owned by the people who run the Goldpanner in Chicken. E-mail
Mentasta Pass is at Mile 46, Tok Cutoff. To continue on towards Glennallen and Valdez see the Tok Cutoff page.
RETURN TO ALASKA HIGHWAY LISTINGS
LODGE AND RV PARK 883-7875 Just west of Tok on the
Alaska Highway. 78 spacious forested sites with full & partial
hookups, dry & tent sites. We're a big rig riendly park with
roomy sites and pull-throughs. Picnic tables, fire rings, showers,
laundry, sanidump, vehicle wash, lounge, meeting room, Internet
access. Showers included in price. 200 miles to Fairbanks; 90 to
Canada; 328 to Anchorage. Time for a rest? Click name above for
E-mail and reservations. Write: Box 760, Tok, Alaska 99780 Don &
Mile 1415: Turn off for Clearwater State Recreation Area (8 miles).
and last RV park on the Alaska highway, just three miles from the
Richardson Hiighway junction. Full & partial hookups, tents,
shower, laundry, sanidump, car wash. Extra long pull-throughs. Visit
the pipline, Pump Station #9, bison herd, barley fields. Drive south
to the secnic Isabel Pass in the Alaska Range. Fish one of our rivers
or 43 local lakes stocked by ADF&G. There's much to do and see
around Delta. Make us your base camp for adventure.
Mile 1422: End of the Alaska Highway at Delta Junction. From here to Fairbanks, the route follows the Richardson Highway, which was established as a motor route from Valdez to Fairbanks 20 years before the Alaska Highway was built. Delta Junction is 98 miles from Fairbanks and 266 miles from Valdez. The scenic Isabel Pass is to the south and is a must-see scenic attraction (about 120 mile round trip).
For Valdez to Delta Junction, click here
Mile 266/96: DELTA JUNCTION
Mile 267/95: Delta State Campground
GREEN ACRES RV PARK,
Delta Junction marks the end of the Alaska Highway project that started at Dawson Creek in 1942. Stop at the Visitor's Center in town to have your picture taken at the "real" end of the Alaska Highway, buy your bumper sticker, and drive just 1.5 miles west to one of the best full service RV parks in the state. For complete information use link above or Write: Box 1129, Delta Junction, AK 99737 New owners in 2006.
Mile 275/87: Big Delta State Historical Park (Rika's Roadhouse) Mile 278/84: Quartz Lake Sate Recreation Area Mile 305/58: Birch Lake state and military rec. areas Mile 315/48: Lazy Moose RV Park 488-8141 T,S,L,PT. Mile 321/42: Harding Lake State Recreation Area Mile 323/39: Salcha River State Recreation Site. Mile 332/30: Knotty Shop unique Alaska gifts.
Fairbanks is 41 miles west of Salcha. For North Pole and Fairbanks Campgrounds, see the DENALI/FAIRBANKS page.