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Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve

Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve

The Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is located in eastern Alaska along the Canadian border. It encompasses the entire Charley River basin and about 115 miles of the mighty Yukon River. This area was established as a National Preserve in December of 1980 to manage and protect the lakes and streams, the fish and wildlife and to preserve the historical sites associated with the gold rush.

The preserve can be accessed by boat from the small communities of Eagle and Circle. To reach the preserve, travel to Eagle via the Taylor Highway and travel 12 miles south by boat or travel to Circle via the Steese Highway and travel 14 miles north by boat. Air charter services also provide access to the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Most visitors to the area choose to float the rivers. The Yukon River offers a relaxing float while the Charley River offers an exciting, whitewater adventure along a river designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic River system.

Hunting, fishing, camping and hiking are other options within the preserve. The National Park also maintains several historic structures. The preserve offers a wilderness adventure in Alaska's backcountry. Visitors should be self-sufficient and experienced, as there are no services or established trails available

For more information, please visit the National Park Service website on Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

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