Mastodon Creek a stream in Alaska
From Fairbanks head north on the Steese Highway about 100 miles, turn right (south) on to Miller Creek Rd / Mastadon Dome Rd. If you cross the bridge over Mammoth Creek you just missed the turn. There should be a Mammoth Creek sign at the bridge. The road follows Mammoth Creek, stay to the left twice. You'll need to park at the end and hike up the along the creek and a little west to the summit.
flows N, joins Independence Creek to form Mammoth Creek, 40 mi. SW of Circle, Yukon-Tanana High.
Mastodon Creek is a shallow interior creek, lined with brush at lower elevation. Should be able to walk across most sections of it most times of year.
Named in 1894 by prospectors; reported in 1896 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Spurr, 1898, pl. 50). So called because "fossil mastodon bones were found in the muck along the creek."
Naming: Named in 1894 by prospectors; names reported in 1896 by USGS. Named so because "fossil mastodon bones were found in the muck along the creek."
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