• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • Caribou Hunting Emergency Order

    Alaska Emergency Order 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B to state subsistence and state general hunts for caribou. This emergency order does not apply to federally qualified subsistence users within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More »

Outdoor Activities

Yukon-Charley Rivers has more to offer than simply floating either the Charley or the Yukon Rivers. Recreational activities are not limited to the links below, as there are many other opportunities to experience nature in the preserve. Bring a good pair of hiking boots, some high-quality binoculars, a fishing pole, gold pan, camera, dog team, and the list goes on!
Experience the Spell of the Yukon
A fully federally-protected, 100-plus mile long National Wild & Scenic River
Learn how to plan a backpacking trip in the preserve
Learn about camping in the Yukon River country
Cast a line in the preserve's wide array of waters

Winter Recreation

Ski, mush, and snowmachine through the preserve

Mushing on the Yukon River

Photo by Amanda Gecas

Go back in time, along a historic mushing route

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Calico Bluff

The 1,979 mile long Yukon River flows through Yukon-Charley Rivers for 128 miles at 6-8 mph, to eventually empty into the Bering Sea.