Drive the Steese Highway from Fairbanks to mile 57.3 and turn left on U.S. Creek Road for 7 miles to Nome Creek, one of three tributaries that come together to form the larger Beaver Creek. Turn left onto the Nome Creek Road and travel 12 miles, passing the entrance to the Ophir Creek Campground, to the put in boat launch. A small parking area provides a place to organize equipment and prepare for your float trip. A long-term parking area is located just inside the Ophir Creek Campground entrance. A short trail leads to a gravel bar for launching your boat; no boat ramp is provided. There are 3 river miles of floating on Nome Creek before joining Beaver Creek.