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
1150 University Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

907-474-2200 or


What's New

January 2015

We just opened the application period for our second White Mountains Artist in Residence program. We are seeking an artist to spend a week in the White Mountains in late March or early April. Learn more on the Artist in Residence page.

This winter we're taking a new look at possible revisions to the recreation rules for the White Mountains National Recreation Area. Our goal is to improve our services while ensuring fair and consistent policies. We plan to seek your input through public scoping meetings as well as an online forum. Stay tuned for additional information.... 

We're now on Facebook! Check out the White Mountains Facebook page for photos, maps, and the latest news.