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Fish Creek Trail

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt Names

Gunn Creek, Upper Fish Lake, Wolverine Mountain, Gakona River, Chistochina River, Rock Lake, Paxton, Caribou Lake, Swampy Lakes

Last Known StatusOpen

This 4x4 trail heads east and winds near Fish Lake and other smaller lakes. There are several water crossings and users must only cross at designated crossings. The area is known as a good fishing destination.

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Nearest CityPaxson, AK
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From: Fairbanks, AK
1) Take SR-2/Richardson Hwy south about 165 miles
2) Staging area is located on the east side of highway at mile post 190.


LandState Forest


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit Required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.




Contact InfoAlaksa Department of Fish And Game
P.O. Box 605
Delta Junction, AK 99737-0605
(907) 895-4484



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Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2750 to 3500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has mostly mud after it rains.Mostly
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (N)Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (907) 452-8181
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (S)Paxson Lake Campground (907) 822-3217
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (S)Meier's Lake Roadhouse (907) 822-3151
Swimming Swim AreaPaxson, AK
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (S)Paxson Lake Boat Ramp (907) 822-3217
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