Class I Beaver Creek, AK

Wild & Scenic Beaver Creek (Confluence with Champion Creek to NE corner of T12N, R6E, Fairbanks Meridian)

Beaver Creek National Wild and Scenic River has its headwaters in the White Mountains, north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The river flows west past the jagged limestone ridges of the White Mountains before flowing to the north and east, where it enters the Yukon Flats and joins the Yukon River. It is one of the few road accessible streams in Alaska with a Wild and Scenic designation. The first 127 miles of Beaver Creek were designated a National Wild and Scenic River by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980. The last 16 miles of designated Wild and Scenic River lie within the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Beaver Creek has long been a popular destination for river adventurers as the river's clear water, modest Class I rapids, and unparalleled scenery make for a relaxing trip. Floating Beaver Creek can take from 7 days to 3 weeks to complete. For shorter trips, arrangements can be made with an air taxi for a gravel bar pick-up near Victoria Creek. Others continue for several more weeks onto the Yukon River and take out at the bridge on the Dalton Highway. This 360-mile trip has been called the longest road-to-road float in North America. (Source: alaska.org/float-trips)

Section Details

Trip Length 127.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager Bureau of Land Management / US Fish & Wildlife Service
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information http://www.rivers.gov/rivers/beaver.php
http://www.alaska.org/detail/beaver-creek
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Photo Credit: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management