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There is much to do if you decide to extend your stay in Tok, Alaska. Here are some local favorites... Tok to do list
Anytime it is dark you have a chance to see the northern lights in Tok. Click here to see the Aurora Forcast
Explore the State Parks. There are three State Parks within a 15 minute drive of Tok, each offering something different. Moon Lake offers a beach for swimming as well as boat launches and great canoeing and kayaking. 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 Community 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 Steelfish 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 web site. 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. There are some trail heads 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 1249 is a ¼ mile interpretive walk at Deadman Lake Campground, and it leads to an observation deck to the lake. 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. Go bird watching.   Alaska is a birder’s paradise thanks to its diversity of habitats, location on migratory routes, and boundless wild lands.   Go Hunting. Enjoy some of Alaska’s world class hunting opportunities. More information at Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Take flight! Both Tok Air Service and 40 Mile Air offer scheduled flights for flight seeing, hunting, hiking, and float trips. 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. 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. 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. Tok Alaska