Visit the Main Street Visitors Center run by the Tok Chamber of Commerce. It is
located in a beautiful log building that has nice displays of Alaskan artifacts including
displays of Alaskan rocks, gems and fossils, gold rush history, wildlife and waterfowl,
and Alaska Highway memorabilia.
Visit the Tok Alaska Public Lands Information Center. This center is open year round
providing people with information on the back country. There are also fish, bear
and bird exhibits, along with a display of native arts and crafts.
There is much to do if you decide to extend your stay in Tok, Alaska. Here are some
Explore the State Parks. There are threeState Parks near Tok, each within a 15 minute
drive and offering something different.
Moon Lake offers a beach for swimming as well as boat launches and great canoeing
Eagle Trail State Recreational Site offers both a one mile and a 2.5 mile hiking
trail. There are also covered picnic areas.
Tok River State Recreation Site is a great place to embark on a float trip or to
just relax have a BBQ by the river.
Go for a swim! Tok now has an outdoor heated community swimming pool operated by
the Tok Lions Club. It is located next to the Tok Communtiy park and is open Tuesday
through Saturday. Admission is free!
Go fishing! There are a few good fishing spots within a half hour drive of Tok.
Four Mile Lake is located 4.5 miles up the Taylor Highway. There is a pull off and
a ½ mile trail that leads to the lake stocked with Sheefish and Rainbow Trout. There
are also two spots to access fishing spots along the Little Tok River. Broken bridge
is located at Milepost 91 of the Tok Cutoff and is visible from the highway. At milepost
90 there is a pulloff with ¾ mile trail that leads to the Little Tok River right
at the outlet of Mineral Lake. Both are good spots to reel in Arctic Grayling. For
more information on fishing in the Tok area click here.
Have fun at Mukluk Land! This local favorite is at 1317 Alaska Highway is open 2-8pm
June-August. Explore the collection of unique Alaskan artifacts & view an aurora
video. Kids enjoy playing skee ball, miniature golf and the bouncy castle. Cotton
candy, popcorn & other treats for sale as well. More information at Mukluk Land’s
Explore the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. This is a massive 682,604 acre wildlife
refuge that includes snowcapped mountains, glacier-fed rivers, forests, treeless
tundra and an abundance of wetlands. The Visitor Center at Milepost 1229 on the Alaska
Highway is a great place to learn about the refuge, natural history & area activities.
It is open seasonally 8:00 am–4:30 pm. The Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
is just a mile down the road from Caribou Cabins in Tok at 1.3 mile Borealis Avenue.
View our abundant wildlife.
Moose can be seen in any direction from Tok. The Tanana Flats just before Moon Lake
is a good spot on the Alaska Highway. Also near Mineral Lake along the Tok Cutoff.
Some wildlife viewing tips from the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge can be viewed
Go bird watching. Alaska is a birder’s paradise thanks to its diversity of habitats,
location on migratory routes, and boundless wild lands.
Take a tour of Yukon Quest winner Hugh Neff’s Laughing Eyes Kennel. Hugh gives a
dog mushing presentation nightly at the Golden Bear Hotel. Rides are available in
Go on a roadtrip! It’s only an hour drive to Chicken, Alaska. Daily tours of the
Historic Town of Chicken and Tisha's Schoolhouse leave at 9am and 2pm during the
summer season from The Goldpanner Gift Shop. While there strike it rich panning for
gold! The Goldpanner Gift Shop lets you try it for Free! Walk around the old Pedro
Gold Dredge or take a tour.
Taking a day trip or overnight trip to Eagle, Alaska, is a great adventure with the
opportunity to see the mighty Yukon, enjoy magnificent scenery and experience life
in a remote Alaskan village.
Anytime it is dark you have a chance to see the awesome northern lights in Tok. The
aurora forecast can be found here:
There are some trailheads into the refuge right off the Alaska Highway.
Hidden Lake Trail at milepost 1240 is a 1-mile trail to Hidden Lake. Most of the
trail is on running plank boardwalk. Taiga Trail, at milepost 1249is a ¼ mile interpretive
walk at Deadman Lake Campground, and it leads to an observation deck to the lake.