This is a huge region, stretching from Healy to Manley Hot Springs on the western side and from Copper Center to Fairbanks on the eastern side. This is interior Alaska, far from the salt water, but you’ll still find all five salmon species. This region is a popular destination for hunters of arctic grayling and burbot. The Tangle Lakes system is famous for its grayling and lake trout, as well as a popular canoe trip destination.
The Chatanika River, a Class II river, is a part of the Yukon River drainage and is a clear or lightly tannic stained rapid-runoff stream. It has its headwaters in the mountains of the northeastern portion of the Alaska Range and flows westward through valleys between summits and uplands for about four-fifths of its length before it enters Minto Flats, eventually joining the Tolovano River. It is most suited to small craft such as canoes or… ...more
Just north of Fairbanks, Alaska, flowing out of the low mountains and rolling hills west of Chena Dome and south of Mastodon Dome, is the Birch Creek National Wild and Scenic River, one of only a few rivers of this status that is accessible by road and requires no flying in or out to do the 126-mile section of Class I to III+ river. A swift, shallow stream, Birch Creek begins above its confluence with Twelvemile Creek and for the first 10… ...more