Alaska Camping Areas

Tok River State Rec Area

The Tok River State Recreational Area in Alaska offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, forests, and the Tok River. The campground is conveniently located near several points of interest, including the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge, which is home to a variety of wildlife such as moose, caribou, and grizzly bears. Visitors can also explore the historic gold-mining town of Chicken or take a drive along the scenic Taylor Highway.

The Tok River State Recreational Area offers a variety of amenities, including 42 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, potable water, and restrooms with flush toilets. The campground is first-come, first-served, and reservations are not available.

An interesting fact about the area is that it was once used as a military training ground during World War II, and visitors can still see remnants of the training facilities today.

The best time to visit the Tok River State Recreational Area is during the summer months from mid-June to mid-September when temperatures range from 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This is also the busiest time of year, so visitors should arrive early to secure a campsite. Get driving directions.


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