Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge in AK, has developed a new recreation area which includes primitive tent camping sites and multiple trails with observation decks.
At the site of a former Seaton Roadhouse about five miles from the Tetlin Refuge visitor center, age old ridges of windblown glacial silt surround a small pond. Streams meander through the area providing habitat for beaver, songbirds, small mammals, moose, wolf and bear. The Refuge has designed a series of trails (complete with observation decks and benches) for people to explore this forested wetland.
Visitor accommodations include a parking area, pavilion, and a vault toilet near the trailhead. Overnight visitors will find primitive camping sites, including tent site, fire ring and bench, at scenic overlooks near the end of two spur trails. There is no camping, except in designated areas along the trail. Guests are asked to register.
Completed in the 2012 season, the Refuge expects to attract cyclists and long distance walkers traveling the Alaska Highway, some on epic multi-continent trips, many traveling solo.