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Ophir Creek Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

The Ophir Creek Campground is one of two campgrounds located at either end of the Nome Creek Valley, on the southern edge of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. Nestled in tall white spruce trees on the bank of Nome Creek, the campground includes 20 campsites, including one group site. From here you can enjoy fishing in Nome Creek or take a short day-hike over to Beaver Creek. Also nearby is the 3-mile loop trail to Table Top Mountain, with awesome views of the higher peaks in the White Mountains. Ophir Creek Campground also provides river access to Nome Creek for paddlers headed to Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River. The campground is maintained during the summer season (Memorial Day thru mid-September) and have hand pump wells, trash cans, and outhouse-style toilets. Each campsite has a parking area, picnic tables, and fire rings. Firewood is not provided. The nearest RV dump station is in Fairbanks. ADA Access: Yes. An accessible toilet and hand water pump are available.

Fee Info

$12 per night for individual sites

$24 per night for the group site

All sites are available on a first come, first served basis

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Location

Ophir Creek Campground is located in Alaska

Detail location of campground

Directions

To reach Nome Creek from Fairbanks, take the Steese Highway to mile 57 and follow the U.S. Creek Road for seven miles to the Nome Creek Road. Taking a left at the junction, it is 12 miles to the Ophir Creek Campground and the put-in for floating Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River.

Coordinates

65.368749 N
147.08419 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets

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3 Reviews

M
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2023

Beautiful little campground, lightly used

I stayed there for a couple of weekdays in mid-July, and was had the place largely to myself except for a fairly substantial porcupine that wandered through one morning.  The spots are well-spaced but most of them are pretty shallow, and not suitable for larger rigs or trailers.  I did see one large class C using the group camping area, which is basically a large parking lot with an outhouse and trash bin.  But, because many of the spots aren't great they look like they're not getting a lot of use (overgrown).  Still, the good spots are great and the campground is as tidy and well-kept as we've come to expect from BLM Alaska campgrounds.  Easy creek access!

Month of VisitAugust
D
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2018

Awesome remote spot!

Great little campground, great views, few people and a great price! road in is a bit rough but would definitely do again!

a
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2018

Labor Day tradition

We camp here every fall. The drive from FAIRBANKS is absolutely gorgeous, especially when you turn off at Davidson Ditch to drive into Ophir Creek Campground. There are great hikes on the way to the campground and when you drive in almost all of the spots have water in their “backyard” since the sites are usually situated on a bend near the creek. There is usually a good mix of RV’s, trailers, and tents. The grounds are kept up nicely and it’s usually pretty quiet.

  • Review photo of Ophir Creek Campground by anna C., June 13, 2018
  • Review photo of Ophir Creek Campground by anna C., June 13, 2018
  • Review photo of Ophir Creek Campground by anna C., June 13, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Ophir Creek Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Ophir Creek Campground does not have wifi.