Steese

National Conservation Area - Alaska

A half day's drive from Fairbanks, Alaska, the Steese National Conservation Area (NCA) offers stunning scenery, peaceful solitude, and outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation. The NCA was designated by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980 to protect the area’s special values, particularly Birch Creek Wild and Scenic River, and caribou habitat.

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Visitor Map of Steese National Conservation Area (NCA) in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Steese - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Steese National Conservation Area (NCA) in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Winter Caribou Hunter Access in Fortymile / Steese Highway, Game Management Unit 25C (GMU) area in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).GMU 25C - Fortymile Caribou Hunter Access Winter 2020/2021

Map of Winter Caribou Hunter Access in Fortymile / Steese Highway, Game Management Unit 25C (GMU) area in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Federal Subsistence Hunt in the Steese Highway, Game Management Unit 25C (GMU) area in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).GMU 25C - Steese Highway 2020

Map of Federal Subsistence Hunt in the Steese Highway, Game Management Unit 25C (GMU) area in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

brochures

Travel Guide and Map of Steese & Elliott Highways in White Mountains National Recreation Area (NRA) and Steese National Conservation Area (NCA) in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Steese & Elliott Highways - Travel Guide

Travel Guide and Map of Steese & Elliott Highways in White Mountains National Recreation Area (NRA) and Steese National Conservation Area (NCA) in Alaska. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Steese NCA https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/alaska/steese https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steese_National_Conservation_Area A half day's drive from Fairbanks, Alaska, the Steese National Conservation Area (NCA) offers stunning scenery, peaceful solitude, and outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation. The NCA was designated by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980 to protect the area’s special values, particularly Birch Creek Wild and Scenic River, and caribou habitat.
Alaska's Historic Steese and Elliott Highways Map Legend m Hiking Trail mCanoe Access In summer, wild rivers, hik ing trails, hot springs, and public recreation cabins offer a diversity of outdoor pursuits. View the midnight sun, experience the quiet beauty of alpine hi.I ls, and enjoy the friendline.ss ofonce-bustling gold rush towns. This brochure introduces you to the outdoor recreation oppornu1i1ies on public lands mauaged by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along the Steese and Elliott highways. It also highlights sites of interest, including the visible remnants of gold rush days, to make your journey a memorable one. Bureau of Land Management Fairbanks District Office 1150 University Avenue Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-3844 Local: 907-474-2200 Toll Free: 1-800-437-7021 www.blm .gov/ak Visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BlMAlaska Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/BlMAlaska Birch Creek Bridge MP147.1 f3 Tent Camping follow the historic mining trails rhat once guided a torrent of prospectors into Alaska's heartland. Explore the vasr landscape of the Grear Interior, traditional homeland of the Athabascan people. Encounter 1.ocal people who still hum, trap, and mine in the same spirit as earlier Alaskans. In winter you may thrill to the sight of the aurora borealis crow11ing the night sky wbile traveling the spectacular White Mountains by dog team, skis, or snowmobile. Relive the courage and fortitude of Interior Alaska's early travelers by followi ng the Yukon Quest loternational Sled Dog Race as the trail weaves back and forth across the Steese Highway. Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge !! fl C1 Information l!HI Vault Toilet __,_...,_ f Yukon­ Charley Rivers National Preserve 1 Lower Birch Creek Wayside [;1 l!HI MP 140.4 m-e fJ Fishing Access Parking Steese Nationa l Conservation Area North Unit • Bikers climb thro11gh t11ntlr11 on the Pinn ell Mo1111t11i11 Nt1tio1111l Recreation Trttil. Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail ummit Wayside MP85.5 Eagle Summit Wayside MP 107.1 [D fl[;11!ID_ Yukon­ Charley Rivers National Preserve , · pper Birch Creek Wayside MP94 11!!1 !!fl~' Steese Highway Alaska Route 6 The Steese Highway begins in Fairbanks at the junction of the Richardson Highway and Airport Way. In the following list, SLM­ managed facilities are highlighted in blue. Cripple Creek Campgroiincl Upper Chatanika River State Recreation Site MP 39 MP 60 t'!m me11m1 U.S. Creek Road/ Davidson Ditch fl [;1 lmJ MP 57.3 Trans-Alaska Pipeline Mile 8.4 (13.5 km) A pipeline viewing site sponsored by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company provides information displays and parking. P oker Flat Research Range MP 29.5 Gold Dredge #8 n·vel' ·k(l " ·~ ' -------, 111 C/ra Hl Gold Dredge #8 MP9.5 Mile 9.5 (15.3 km) Constructed in 1927, Gold Dredge #8 displaced millions oftous of gravel during 32 years of operation, creating symmetrical rows of gravel tailings that are still visible. Privately owned, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. Fox Mile 11 (17.7 km) Named for Fox Creek, this community was founded as a mining camp iu 1905. Turn right just before the Alaska Department of Transportation weigh station to continue up the Steese Highway. Felix Pedro Historic Monument Mile 16.5 (26.6 km) Jn 1902 Felix Pedro became the first prospector to discover gold in this area. He made his way to E.T. Barnette's Chena River camp for supplies, where word of his gold strike spread, and the ensuing gold rush led to the founding of Fairbanks. Well over 7 mil lion troy ounces of gold were eventually dredged from the Tanana Valley. Cleary Summit Mile 20.3 (32.7 km) From this high point at 2,233 feet (681 m), ihe White Mountains and Yukon-Tanana Uplands are visible to the north. The Circle- Fairbanks Historic Trai l starts 4 miles (6.4 km) east of here on Fairbanks Creek Road and ends approximately 58 miles (93 km) later at Twelvemile Summit on the Steese Highway. Gold Dredge #3 MP 28.6 McKay Creek Trailhead DJ fl MP42.5 Chatanika Gold Camp MP 27.9 } Chena Hot Sprin!:JS I Cleary Summit MP 20.3 Felix Pedro Monument MP16.5 Trans-Alaska Pipeline MP8.4 P oker Flat Research Range Mile 29.5 (47.5 km) Operated by the Geophysical lnstitute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, this is the only university-owned rocket launching faci lity in the world. Research on the aurora borealis (northern lights) is the major focus. Upper Chatanika River State Recreation Site Mile 39 (62.8 km) A picnic area, campground, and river access are available at th.is site owued by the State of Alaska. Boaters can put in for a 20-mile (32 km) class J- 11 float to mile ll (17.5 km) on the Elliott Highway. McKay Creek Trailhead Mile 42.5 (68 km) Access is provided to 200 miles of winter trails and public recreational use cabins in the I-million-acre White Mountains National Recreation Area. 0 This siphon pipe at U.S. Creek (Mile 57.3) was part af the historic I)a11i1lso11 Oitch. 1

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