Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve


Yukon-Charley Rivers Activities

The visitor center at the Eagle Field Office offers exhibits depicting the rich history, geography and ecology of Yukon-Charley Rivers. Visitors can enjoy a short video presentation on the preserve, as well as area-specific videos. Scheduled nature hikes, talks and campfire programs are posted at the visitor center and a nearby campground. There are currently seven public use cabins located within the preserve, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rafting, kayaking and canoeing are all popular activities on the Yukon River, while power boats are also permitted. Many people start in Eagle and end in Circle, either arranging to be picked up, or to be flown back to Eagle. Longer trips, from Dawson or Whitehorse to the lower Yukon or Bering Sea, are also popular ways of traveling the Yukon through the preserve. Rafting or kayaking the Charley River is also an excellent way to visit Yukon-Charley Rivers. The entire 1.1-million-acre watershed of the Charley River is protected inside preserve boundaries and the river itself is a National Wild River. Air-chartered drop-off and pick up, or continuation to Circle, must be arranged for a trip on the Charley.