Is Eagle, Alaska, Worth Visiting?

Situated along a small section of the Yukon River is the town of Eagle, Alaska. With a population of 83 at the last census, it’s easy to gloss over this community.

But we’ll share a few reasons why Eagle, Alaska, is worth the trek into the wilderness of the Last Frontier. Let’s dive in!

Eagle, Alaska, sits on the banks of the Yukon River near the Alaska-Canada border. It’s less than three hours from the border crossing along the Top of the World Highway.

Where Is Eagle, Alaska?

The detour is about six hours round-trip. Once you arrive, the town covers only about one square mile and is home to less than 100 residents.

How Do You Get to Eagle, Alaska?

Although Eagle, Alaska, was incorporated in 1901, it was established in 1897 during the Klondike Gold Rush.

What Is Eagle, Alaska, Known For?

The quartermaster storehouse is the oldest of the remaining buildings and contains exhibits to showcase the fort’s history.

Explore Fort Egbert

Book a Walking Tour of the Eagle Historic District

You might see peregrine falcons, sheep, caribou, moose, or bears along the way. For a wilderness adventure, the trip from Eagle to Circle via the Charley River.

Float the Charley River in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Natives have fished the Yukon River for centuries. Salmon, including Chinook salmon, summer and fall chum salmon, and Coho salmon, comprise the bulk of fish harvested yearly.

Fish the Yukon River

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