Welcome to Tok!
When driving into Alaska from Canada on the Alaska-Canada Highway, Tok is the first town you will drive through. With a population of about 1,400 people, this quaint community got its start in the 1940s as a camp for the Alaska Road Commission during World War II. When visiting Tok in the summer expect temperature highs in the 60s and 70s F (15 to 21ºC) and lows in the 30s to 40s F (-1 to 5ºC). In the winter, Tok is known to get cold, recording an unofficial reading of -80ºF (-62ºC)!
The Eagle Trail Recreation Site offers a one mile nature trail and hiking trails, as well as 35 campsites, five of which accommodate motorhomes. Trails offer views of the Tok River Valley, as well as a possible glimpse of Dall sheep. Find more information on the Alaska DNR - Tok Area Parks website.
- Just 4.5 miles east from Tok, the Tok River State Recreation Site is a popular stop for travelers. 43 campsites, motorhome accommodations, drinking water, bathrooms, and a trail make this is a perfect spot to spend the day or night and roast some marshmallows and relax at the group campfire site along the Tok River.
- Moon Lake State Recreation Site is a favorite of locals and Alaskan bush pilots. Stop by the lake for boating, swimming, water skiing, and perhaps a view of a floatplane touching down. There are campsites, water spigots, and latrines available at this recreation area.
- Just northwest of Tok is the 1.8 million-acre Tanana Valley State Forest. Opportunities abound for fishing, gold panning, camping, hunting, and even dog mushing, snow machining, and cross country skiing in the winter. Find more information on the Alaska DNR State Forests website.