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General Information

Description - *This information provided by Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.*

It is frequented by campers traveling between Tok and Glennallen. Historical features of the campground include the Valdez-Eagle Trail, the Old Slana Highway, and the Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telephone System (WAMCATS). Visitors to this 280 acre site can enjoy a walk on the one mile nature trail or the 2.5 mile hiking trail with an overview of the Tok River Valley. Eagle Trail SRS offers most highway travelers their first opportunity to explore the Alaska Range. An eight hour hike up the bordering creek brings backpackers within close viewing distance of Dall sheep in the Tok Trophy Sheep Management Area.

Attractions - This campground has 35 campsites, five of which will accommodate most motorhomes. Also provided are a picnic shelter, drinking water and latrines.

Recreation - Visitors to this 280 acre site can enjoy a walk on the one mile nature trail or the 2.5 mile hiking trail with an overview of the Tok River Valley.

Climate - Summers are very short here in Interior Alaska, but they are warm and dry with long daylight hours.

The climate in Alaska varies with terrain and region. The south-central region of the state is most temperate because it is protected from cold northern winds by the Alaska Range. The large bodies of water that lies closely to this area create a stabilizing factor for the air temperature. Southeast Alaska is wet. An average of 80 inches of rain comes to this region directly from the Gulf of Alaska.

In contrast to the southeastern region, the interior receives very little precipitation. The winters are long in this region with spring, summer and fall taking place from May through September. The western coast of Alaska experiences long, cold winters and short, chilly summers. This area is very far north and at the mercy of huge water bodies that don't warm. Southwestern Alaska experiences foggy, wet summers with high temperatures reaching 60 degrees F. Winters are severe on this long peninsula of land with storms rising from the surrounding waters frequently. The average rainfall for the region is 75 inches/year.

Location - Eagle Trail State Recreation Site is 16 miles south of Tok at mile 109.5 of the Tok Cut-Off Highway.


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Contact Information:
Corner of University & Airport Way, 3700 Airport Way , Fairbanks, AK, 99709-4699, Phone: Phone: (907) 451-2705, Fax: Fax: (907) 451-2706

Additional Information:
Alaska State Parks -

Links:
Eagle Trail State Recreation Site - Official site of Eagle Trail State Recreation Site

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