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Panoramic view of Whites Mountains at dusk as seen from Colorado Creek Cabin

The White Mountains....Remarkably Remote, Surprisingly Close!

Located just an hour's drive from Fairbanks, Alaska, the one-million-acre White Mountains National Recreation Area offers stunning scenery, peaceful solitude, and outstanding opportunities for year-round recreation. 

Summer visitors to the White Mountains pan for gold, fish, hike and camp under Alaska's 'midnight sun.' The Nome Creek Road provides access to two campgrounds, trails, a gold-panning area and a departure point for float trips on Beaver Creek National Wild River. In winter, visitors travel by ski, snowshoe, dog team and snowmobile to enjoy the 12 public-use cabins and 250 miles of groomed trails that make the White Mountains one of Interior Alaska's premier winter destinations.

This site provides information on recreational opportunities in the White Mountains as well as practical information for planning your next trip. If you have further questions, please contact us or stop by our office in Fairbanks.

Two snowmobilers on a White Mountains trailContact Us

Bureau of Land Management
Fairbanks District Office
222 University Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

907-474-2200 or


Make cabin reservations online!

Starting July 20, 2016, reservations for public use cabins in the White Mountains National Recreation Area will be made through the federal government's online reservation and payment website Find out more on the Cabins page and this news release.