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16. Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve





General - Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve


Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve can be accessed by air taxi from Fairbanks. A popular destination is the Coal Creek mining camp airstrip.  Plan to spend at least an hour exploring the restored mining camp. Outfitters provide rafting trips down the Yukon and the Charley Rivers. The main Ranger Station and Headquarters for this unit is at Eagle Alaska which can be reached by car, bus or air taxi.


Eagle Ranger Station and Park HQ - EN stamping location but not considered to be in the preserve unit.


Interview with Ed Gelvin - note the location of Gelvin’s bush Strip on the NPS map


Public Use Cabins at Yukon-Charley Rivers NPres - Nations Bluff Cabin, Glenn Creek Cabin, Frank Slavin’s Road House.


2011 Annual Report for Yukon-Charley Rivers NPres


Maps - Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve


The NPS unigrid and Yukon-Charley Rivers web site provide a map of the Preserve boundaries.


Google Maps - Eagle Airport - Coal Creek airstrip




NPTC boundaries definition for Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve


"There are no visitor centers within the Preserve.  Both the Fairbanks Headquarters and the Eagle Field Office are located outside the Preserve boundaries.  You must fly-in, boat-in, or hike-in to the Preserve boundaries." - NPTC


Air Taxis authorized by NPS - Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve


Commercial Use Operators, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve



Air Taxis and outfitters used by NPTC members - Yukon-Charley NPres


Arctic Wild - phone  907 479-8203


Shadow Aviation - phone  907 457-7194


Wright Air Service - Fairbanks - phone   907 474-0542



NPTC Member Trip Reports - Yukon-Charley Rivers


(Note: You must be registered at the NPTC web site as a guest or member to view the Member Trip Reports)


2016 - Cardinal Dave - Coal Creek location


2015 - Jennifer Williams and Pat


2014 - Danka and Norman (Calli) - Landing at Coal Creek and Guide for those who wish to hike to the Dredge


2014 - Craig Bailey - Landing at Coal Creek and hike to Dredge


2009 - Barb and Dean Stewman (Explorer) -


2007 - Bruce and Letty Johnson (BruceandLetty) - Flickr photos


2005 - Dennis and Nancy Bandley



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