Visitor Center in Coldfoot to Open July 1
FAIRBANKS, AK — The Arctic Interagency Visitor Center in Coldfoot will open for the season on Wednesday, July 1.
“We are pleased to open the visitor center, which provides an essential service for Dalton Highway visitors each summer,” said Tim La Marr, manager of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Yukon Field Office. “We are reminding visitors to follow the CDC’s guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including maintaining social distancing and staying home if you feel sick.”
The visitor center will operate with additional sanitation measures to provide a safe experience for visitors. La Marr urged those planning to visit the Dalton Highway to check on current conditions by visiting www.blm.gov/visit/dalton-highway. He said the BLM will continue to follow guidance issued by the CDC and state and local public health authorities regarding keeping recreation sites open.
This summer the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., from July 1 through September 16. More information is available by contacting the visitor center at 907-678-5209 or the Bureau of Land Management Fairbanks District Office at 907-474-2200.
The BLM operates the award-winning visitor center during summers with its agency partners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.
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.