Home Alaska Highways Parks Highway

Parks Highway

1655
SHARE

Anchorage to Fairbanks – 358 miles

The Parks Highway begins 35 miles north of Anchorage at the junction of the Glenn Highway. This log uses Anchorage as Mile 0.

The Parks Highway, also called the George Parks Highway, is a wide, well-maintained, route that is open year-round. It begins 35 miles north of Anchorage at the junction with the Glenn Highway. The highway, which parallels the Alaska Railroad, is the main route between Anchorage and Fairbanks. It travels over rugged terrain and crosses over 40 bridges.

There will be several construction projects taking place over the summer. For more information visit dot.alaska.gov/parks2015

Anchorage

Mile 0
Population: 295,570

Mile 12
Eagle River Campground

Mile 13.6
Exit to Chugiak and Eagle River

Mile 35
Junction of the Glenn Highway and Parks Highway

Mile 36
Mat-Su Visitor Center Mat-Su Visitor Center
Ph: 907-746-5000

Mile 27.8
Big Bear RV Park

Mile 39.3
Seward Meridian Road Meridian Center Mall and Walmart

Mile 40.9
Cottonwood Creek Mall

Mile 41.5
Junction with Palmer-Wasilla Highway

Mile 42.2
Junction with Knik-Goose Bay Road to Iditarod Trail Headquarters

Wasilla

Mile 42.2
Population 7,830

Visitor Information and access to Hatcher Pass via Main Street

Mile 47
The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry

Mile 48.2
Alaska Trails RV and Camper Park

Mile 52.2
Meadowood Mall west of highway

Mile 52.2
Junction with Big Lake Road to Big Lake Recreation area

Mile 57
Bridge over Little Susitna River, parking

Mile 57.3
Little Susitna River Campground

Houston

Mile 57.4
Population: 1590

Mile 57.5
Miller’s Place with camping

Mile 57.7
Riverside Camper Park

Mile 66.5
Nancy Lake State Recreation Site and campground

Mile 67.2
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area with the South Rolly Lake Campground

Willow

Mile 69.5
Population: 2,100

Mile 70.8
Willow Creek State Recreation Area and campground

Mile 71.2
Junction with Hatcher Pass Road, a scenic 49 mile long narrow, gravel road. Not recommended for large RVs or trailers.

Mile 87.9
Gigglewood Lakeside Inn

Mile 90.5
Mat-Su Valley RV Park

Mile 96.4
Montana Creek Campground

Mile 98.8
Junction with 14 mile long road to Talkeetna
Population 980
Talkeetna is a historic village nestled at the base of Mt. McKinley (Denali) with panoramic views of the Alaska Range. The town is located at the end of the paved 14-mile-long Talkeetna Spur Road. The turn off to Talkeetna is at at mile 99.
Visitor Information and services available in Talkeetna

Mile 114.8
Trapper Creek Inn & RV Park

Trapper Creek

Mile 115
Population: 425

Mile 133
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Mile 134.8
Denali Viewpoint South with an excellent view of Mt. McKinley and overnight parking (fee).

Mile 135
Views of Mount McKinley can be seen at several spots along the highway, particularly at the Willow and the Denali Viewpoint.

Mile 137.2
Lower Troublesome Creek – Denali State park campground

Mile 147
Byers Lake – Denali State Park campground

Mile 147.1
Alaska Veterans Memorial, rest area and visitor information

Mile 162.4
Denali Viewpoint North

Mile 162.7
Denali View North, overnight parking for a fee

Mile 185.8
East Fork Chulitna Wayside with overnight parking

Mile 201.3
Broad Pass Summit – 2, 409 ft.

Mile 209.9
Junction with the Denali Highway, a 133-mile gravel road east to Paxson on the Richardson Highway

Cantwell

Mile 210
Population: 200

Cantwell RV Park
Mile 229.1
Denali Air – flightseeing

Mile 237.4
Entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve
Access to Riley Creek Campground

Mile 238
The community of Denali Park offers many visitor services and numerous camping facilities

Stampede Excursions

Phone: (800) 604-5052
Photos & Information – Web Site – Email

Mile 240
Entrance to Denali National Park

Mile 248.5
McKinley Campground

Healy

Mile 248.7
Population 1,020

Mile 269
Rest Area

Mile 276
Tatlanika Trading Co. and RV Park

Mile 283.5
Junction with access road to Anderson, which has a Riverside City Park with campground on the Nenana River.

Nenana

Mile 304.5
Population: 550

Mile 305
Alaska Veterans’ Honor Bridge over the Tanana River, large paved parking at the north end of bridge

Mile 318.7
Viewpoint for Mt. McKinley

Mile 351.2
Turn-off for Ester
Population: 2,040

Mile 356.8
Turn-off to the University of Alaska

Mile 357.8
Exit to Fairbanks International Airport

Fairbanks

Mile 358
Population: city-32,500 borough-98,660

Take Airport Way to go downtown or continue straight for the Richardson Highway to Delta Junction and the Alaska Highway.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here