Five Mile Campground to Reopen July 3

FAIRBANKS, AK — On July 3, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will partially reopen the Five Mile Campground located five miles north of the Yukon River bridge on the Dalton Highway.

The BLM closed the campground June 11 to allow firefighters assigned to the Isom Creek Fire primary use of the facilities due to the proximity of the fire.

Successful fire suppression and cooler, wetter weather have reduced the number of firefighters assigned to the fire, allowing the BLM to reopen most of the campground. Areas remaining closed to the public, including the public dump station, are still in use by firefighters and will be flagged or marked by signs. The public is asked to please respect the closure areas to support continuing firefighting efforts. Visitors will continue to have access to the campground’s artesian well.

More information is available by contacting the Bureau of Land Management Fairbanks District Office at 907-474-2200.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Craig McCaa
Arctic Interagency Visitor Center