THE TOK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOMES YOU TO
"MAINSTREET " ALASKA!

P.O. Box 389 ~ Tok, Alaska 99780 | Phone (907) 883-5887
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We are pleased that you have chosen to spend some time in our small community. Our residents number 1319. The elevation of Tok is 1635'.

Tok is the trade center for the Athabascan native villages of Northway, Tetlin, Tanacross, Mentasta, Eagle and Dot Lake. Local native arts and gifts may be found in many of our local shops.

Tok originated as an AK Road Commission camp for the construction of the Alcan & Glenn Highways, in the 1940's. To discover how Tok got it's name, stop by the Mainstreet Visitor Center. You will be surprised. Tok was designated a Presidential Townsite in 1946, the same year the Alcan was open to civilians, and a roadhouse was opened in the community.

In 1954, the Tok Dog Mushers was founded and the U. S. Army began construction of the 8" Haines - Fairbanks fuel pipeline, with a pump station located here. It closed down in 1979. In the fall of 1976 the U. S. Coast Guard built the Long Range Aide to Navigation station (LORAN). Four 700' towers, 6 miles east of the junction, transmit radio navigation signals for air & marine traffic in the Gulf of Alaska. U. S. Customs moved from Tok to its present location in 1971.

Milepost 1324 leads to the Tanacross Indian village and to the Tanacross Airport. The village is where the Eagle Trail crossed the Tanana River. Sternwheelers once plied the waters of the river. The large paved airstrip was built during WWII to handle aircraft being ferried to Russia. It remains a base for summer fire fighting crews.

Tok is a center for dog breeding, training, and mushing. Hosting the world famous, "Race of Champions Sled Dog Race" each year in March. It is one of the oldest in the state. Some other interesting points to see while in the Tok area are some of the best rainbow trout, burbot, northern pike and arctic grayling fishing in the world. Or perhaps you want to see some of the magnificent wild game readily viewed by any with a modicum of patience. Bear, moose, caribou and dall sheep may all be seen in and around Tok.

Lets not forget the birding clan, the entire Upper Tanana Valley offers excellent waterfowl nesting habitat and is a main migration corridor for the birds each spring and fall. Mallards, green-winged teal, wigeon, buffleheads, and scaup are quite common. Look for the Lesser Canada Geese on gravel bars, and the royalty of the bird world Trumpeter Swans may be seen in ponds throughout the area.

Guests are welcome to local clubs and organizational meetings when visiting Tok, a few are listed below.

Clubs and Organizations:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars(VFW)
  • Homemakers Club
  • Dog Mushers
  • Boy Scouts
  • Shooters Club
  • Little League
  • Snowmobile Club
  • PTSA
  • the Drama Club
  • Dart teams
  • Natural History Assn.
  • Search & Rescue, E.M.S. Teams.

IN AND AROUND TOK - THINGS TO SEE & DO:

Tok abounds in pioneer spirits as well as the, "INDIAN SPIRIT HOUSES LOCATED" in the Tok Cemetary. These "Spirits of the North" are a legacy of native culture in Alaska.

Tok has no car rental agencies, a limited bus service to Fairbanks, Anchorage, Whitehorse, and Haines is available.

Seat belts are required to be worn in Alaska and headlights are suggested.

U.S. currency, Travelers Checks, and Credit Cards are accepted at most Alaskan businesses.

The Tok Chamber of Commerce is delighted to show our little spot of paradise to guests and travelers from all over the world. The tranquil life of the country gives ample opportunity to partake of events such as the evening dog sled demonstrations by local renowned mushers. Some will enjoy playing some daring Bush Golf. You might join our "Sourdough Sunday"

and listen to some real old timers tell of days long ago in the Last Frontier. Not just plain but your fancy too can be seen on Tok Alaska, you will eat BBQ Salmon and stroll the steets of this historic town with such rare creatures as Llamas.

Tok Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 389 ~ Tok, Alaska 99780 | Phone (907) 883-5887


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ALASKA POWER CO.
P.O. Box 207
Tok, AK
Don Mahon
883-5101
ALL ALASKA GIFTS
P.O. Box 132
Tok, AK
Bronk Jorgenson
883-5081
BULLSHOOTER'S RV
P.O. Box 553
Tok, AK
John Barker
883-5625
BURNHAM CONST.
P.O. Box 363
Tok, Ak
John Burnham
883-2751
BURNT PAW GIFTS
P.O. Box 7
Tok, AK 99780
Bill & Nancy Arpino
883-4121
CLEFT OF THE ROCK B&B
P.O. Box 122
Tok, AK 99780
John & Jill Rusyniak
883-4219
DENALI STATE BANK
P.O. Box 579
Tok, AK 99780
Karla Rallo
883-2265
FAST EDDY'S / YOUNG'S MOTEL
P.O. Box 482
Tok, AK 99780
Ed & Diane Young
883-5578
40-MILE AIR
P.O. Box 539
Tok, AK 99780
Charlie Warbelow
883-5191
FRONTIER FOODS
P.O. Box 189
Tok, AK 99780
Larry Weisz
883-5195
THE GOLD PANNER
P.O. Box 701
Tok, AK 99780
Bill & MAry Morris
883-2515
GATEWAY SALMON BAKE
P.O. Box 579
Tok, AK 99780
Dave & Cleeta Allen
883-5555
GOLDEN BEAR MOTEL & RV PARK
P.O.Box 500
Tok, AK 99780
Roberta Jenkin
883-2561
GOLDEN DREAMS B&B
P.O. Box 106
Tok, AK 99780
Helen Olsen
883-5659
HUSKY LOUNGE
P.O. Box 543
Tok, AK 99780
Betty Kuebler
883-2381
JACK WADE GOLD CO.
P.O. Box 149
Tok, AK 99780
Bonnie Jenkins
883-5887
TOKLAT/NAPA AUTO
P.O. Box 511
Tok, AK 99780
Dick Schultz
883-5858
NORTHERN ENERGY
P.O. Box 194
Tok, AK 99780
JB Burnham
883-4241
NORTHSTAR
P.O. Box 504
Tok, AK 99780
Lola Pearson
883-4501
RITA'S POTPOURRI & RV
P.O.Box 599
Tok, AK 99780
Doug & Rita Euers
883-4342
RURAL AK REAL ESTATE
P.O. Box 231
Tok, AK 99780
Sally Young
883-5594
SNOWSHOE MOTEL & GIFTS
P.O. Box 559
Tok, AK 99780
Paul & Luv Smith
883-4181
SOURDOUGH CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 47
Tok, AK 99780
Don & Joyce Farris
883-5543
STAGE STOP B & B FOR HORSES & PEOPLE
P.O. Box 69
Tok, AK 99780
Mary Underwood
883-5338
WINTER CABIN B & B
P.O. Box 110
Tok, AK 99780
Donna Balsor-Bernhardt
883-5655
TOK LODGE & MINI-MART
P.O. Box 135
Tok, AK 99780
Bud & Pam Johnson
883-2851
TOK RV VILLAGE
P.O. Box 739
Tok, AK 99780
Mike & Linda Jernigan
883-5577
TOK SAVE WAY
P.O. Box 339
Tok, AK 99780
Paul & Grace
883-5389
VILLAGE TEXACO
P.O. Box 739
Tok, AK 99780
Jerry Jernigan
883-4660
WESTMARK HOTEL
P.O. Box 130
Tok, AK 99780
Barb Abbott
883-7875
WILDERNESS CREATIONS
HC72 - Box 800
Tok Cut-Off, AK
Sue & Frank Entsminger
883-2833
YOUNG'S CHEVRON
P.O. Box 167
Tok, AK 99780
Dave Young
883-5835
YOUNG'S TIMBER, INC.
P.O. Box 42
Tok, AK 99780
Joe Young
883-5060
TUNDRA LODGE
P.O. Box 760
Tok, AK 99780
Don & Barb Abbott
883-7875



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