Interior Alaska | Interior Alaska

Alaska’s Interior is a huge plain that stretches over the majority of the state. From the Canadian border it extends west, almost to the Bering Sea. The Alaska Range borders it on the south, and the Brooks Range on the north. Denali (Mount McKinley), is North America’s highest peak and is part of the Alaska Range. This is one of The “Crown Jewels” of the Interior.

The Yukon River and its tributaries wind thousands of miles through this region to the Bering Sea and native villages dot the banks along its entire length. On interior flatlands and in the mountains you will find an incredible array of wild animals, countless species of birds and breathtaking scenery where ever you look. People have inhabited this area for over 11,000 years and by the eighteenth century the Yukon Basin was home to over 6,000 Athabaskan Indians. The Yukon River, known as “Mighty River” by the natives, was the lifeblood of the region, providing food for those who lived along its banks. It is said that some Natives pictured the River as a thread that held the world together.

Fairbanks is the largest city in the region and is often referred to as the “Golden Heart City.” This accolade is as much about the people as it is about its gold rush history. Other towns of the Interior include Delta Junction, Tok, Chicken, Healy, Nenana, North Pole and Denali National Park.

Interior Alaska draws people from all over the world to enjoy the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis, which can be seen dancing in the sky from late August through April. Like all subarctic regions, you will experience an average of 21 hours of daylight between early May and late July, while the months of November to January average less than 4 hours of daylight.

Summer temperatures can range from highs of 95 degrees, to as low as minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Both the highest and lowest temperature records for the State were set in the Interior, with 100 °F (38 °C) reached in Fort Yukon and a bone chilling −80 °F (−64 °C) in Prospect Creek.

All in all, Alaska’s Interior is one of the most diverse and interesting areas in a State that is filled with great places to visit.

 

Chena Hot Springs Resort

Located at the center of a 40 square mile geothermal resource area. Water flows from the hot springs at 156 degrees Fahrenheit …

 

Chena River State Recreation Area

On Chena Hot Springs Road (30 minutes east of Fairbanks). The 250,000-acre recreation area has camping, picnicking, canoeing, rafting, fishing for grayling, …

 

Denali Outdoor Center

Call toll free at 1-888-303-1925 or locally at 907-683-1925. Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Road (turn west at Mile 247 Parks Highway).

Lodging Camping Cabins Denali

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

Denali Grizzly Bear Resort and Campground on the south boundary of Denali National Park. Pioneer family owned and operated. Each room of …

 

Morino Campground

near the park entrance is a self-registration walk-in camping area for bikers and backpackers arriving without vehicles.

 

The National Park Service

maintains public campgrounds within the park. One can drive a car or RV to Riley Creek, Savage and Teklanika Campgrounds.  Access to …

 

Clearwater State Campground

has 17 camp sites, well water, good grayling  fishing and boat launch. Mile 1415 of the Alaska Highway. Turn onto Clearwater Road …

 

Delta State Recreation Site

has 25 campsites, picnic shelter, water, and toilets. It can be found at the north end of town just past the airport.

 

McKinley RV Park & Campground

Mile 248.4 Parks Hwy. 907-683-2379, 1-800-478-2562. Full hookups, tent sites, showers, laundry. Chevron gas & diesel. ATM

 

Chena River Wayside Camping

Drive out Airport Way and turn right on University Ave. RV sites with 30 amp power & water, tent sites, restrooms, picnic …

 

Santa Claus House

14 miles/22 km from Fairbanks, in the community of North Pole, Alaska. Each year, the Miller Family plays the part of Santa, …

 

Steam Boat Landing

While at the Riverboat’ Discovery docking area on the shores of the Chena River, visitors have the chance to browse through Steam …

 

All Alaska Gifts

Has the best selection of T-Shirts, Gold Nugget Jewelry & Alaskan Souvenirs in the State. Try our fresh homemade fudge & free …

 

Kitty Hensley House

in cabin #11 was built in the early 1900’s. Captain  Smythe, an admirer of Kitty’s, remodelled the structure you see today in …

 

Wickersham House

displays authentic furniture to duplicate the way it looked when the famous Judge Wickersham, first Territorial Judge in Alaska, and his wife …

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has numerous locations in Alaska, including four locations in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks. Anchorage Airport – 907-248-5526 906 E …

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Avis Car Rental

Avis Car Rental has locations all throughout the state of Alaska. Anchorage International Airport – 907-249-8260 Downtown Anchorage – 441 B Street. 907-277-4567 Fairbanks International …

 

Alaska Park Connection Coach Service

runs daily service between Denali,  Talkeetna, Anchorage, Portage, Seward and return. The only direct service available between Denali & Seward. Call 800-266-8625 …