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  SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
RV Park for Sale
   Mile 0: Gakona Junction. Mile 0.5: Gakona Brewing
Company.
Mile 1:  Scenic viewpoint of the Copper River and Wrangell Mountain Range.
Mile 1.7: Gakona River bridge. Mile 2: Gakona Lodge
& Trading Post. Built in 1904.
GAKONA
Mile 2.6: Population: 148. Gakona is an Athabascan for “Rabbit River”. Post office.
Mile 2.9: New Skies Scenic Rafting & Fishing.
Mile 3: River View B&B.
Mile 4.25: Gakona Alaska RV
park & Cabins. See our ad on this page.
Mile 4.7: Snowshoe Haven Cabins. Mile 6.1: Parking Area.
Mile 9.3: Parking Area.
Mile 11.1: High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program operated by University of Fairbanks.
Mile 12.9: Parking Area. Mile 17.5: Tulsona Creek.
Mile 23.7:  Rest area. Walking trail provides access to Copper River.
Mile 27.5: Parking Area.
Mile 29.4: Parking area on both
side of the highway.
Mile 30.7: Parking area.
Mile 32.7: Red Eagle Lodge .
CHISTOCHINA
Mile 32.8:  Population: 91.
Mile 34.5: Sinona Creek Bridge.
Mile 34.6: Posty’s Sinona Creek Trading Post.
Mile 35.3:  Chistochina River Bridge. Access to Chistochina River Trail. Rest area.
Mile 38.5: Parking area. Mile 39.9: Parking area.
Mile 43.5:  Indian River rest area and bridge.
Mile 52.7: Grizzly Lake Campground.
Mile 54.7:  Parking area.
Mile 56:  Parking area.
Mile 59.4: Junction with Nabesna Road, a scenic 42-mile long gravel road into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Mile 62.2:  Parking pullout with viewpoint.
Mile 63: Mt. Sanford viewpoint Mile 64.2: Porcupine Creek
State Recreation Site. Picnic and Campsites.
Mile 74:  Slana River rest area Mile 78.1: Mentasta Lodge.
Mile 79.4: Mentasta Summit, 2,434 ft.
Mile 98.5: Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge.
Mile 109.2: Eagle Trail State Recreation Site and campground.
Mile 116.6: Tanana Valley rest area.
Mile 122.8: Sourdough Campground.
See our ad on page 9.
TOK
Mile 125: Population: 1,223.
  SLANA
Nabesna Road, Mile 1:
Population: 130.
Mile 60.3: Ahtel Creek.
Mile 60.4: Midway Service & Campground.
   Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Also known as the Alyeska Pipeline, it was built in a mere three years between 1974 and 1977, trans-Alaska pipeline has many impressive milestones to its name. It was designed and constructed to move oil from the North Slope of Alaska to the northern most ice-free port in Valdez, Alaska. Through its 48-inch diameter pipes, it has carried almost 17 billion barrels of oil over the past 40 years. It stretches almost 800 miles, running oil from Prudhoe Bay in the northern
part of the state to Valdez, crossing three mountain ranges and 800 riverbeds.
This expansive length of metal also provides tourists with an unintended abundance of photo opportunities all along the pipeline’s span.
   Be Bear Aware in Alaska
Know the Bear Necessities
Alaska is home to three species of North American bears. While you won’t be seeing a polar bear
along Alaska’s highways, you may encounter a grizzly or black
bear.
Alaskan bears wear coats of many colors. Grizzly bears range from
blonde to almost black. Black bears can be grey, red or brown.
There are also Glacier bears, a blue-grey black bear colored to be
better disguised while on glacial ice.
Bears spend most of their time eating or looking for food to
eat. Bears seen along
roadways are usually looking for tasty vegetation that comprises about 90 per cent of their diet. Don’t let them learn that human food or garbage is an easy meal. Never feed a bear. Keep your campsite clean at all times!
Safety when roadside bear viewing
Traffic safety comes first. Pull over only if it is safe to do so. Be sure you aren’t blocking traffic and be aware that some roads have soft shoulders. Also ensure other vehicles can see you over a hill or around a corner in plenty of time to avoid a collision.
If the bear stays around and doesn’t mind being watched, keep your doors
closed and stay in the vehicle. Open the window just enough to take pictures.
Most bears will try to avoid humans. Try not to surprise a bear; always make your presence known. Talk loudly while hiking and shout out frequently. Don’t pack smelly food for your meals. Pack out your garbage too.
If you see a bear that is far away or doesn’t see you, turn around and go back. If you come across a bear that is close or if a bear sees you, stay calm. Do NOT turn and run! Instead, stand tall, wave your arms, and speak with authority.
11.7 Acres • 740 feet of frontage of the majestic Copper River
 Mile 4.25 on the Tok Cutoff (Highway #1) in Gakona, Alaska. Open May 1 - September 15th.
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  Tok Cutoff Mileage Log
Ph: (907) 822-3550 • Cell: (907) 259-3550 gakonaalaskarvpark@yahoo.com RVALASKACAMPGROUNDS.COM/FORSALE
 Mile 74: Slana River rest area
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