The Birch Creek canoe route begins at Mile 94 of the Steese Highway, where a short road leads down to a canoe launch on the creek. The wilderness trip is a 140-mile paddle to the exit point, at Mile 147 of the highway. The overall rating of the river is Class II, but there are some Class III and Class IV parts that require lining your canoe.
To explore Pioneer Cemetery and its headstones that date back to the 1800s head upriver along the gravel road in Circle. Just beyond a barricade is a trail that leads into dense underbrush, and the graves are off to the left.
From a public campground and park at the end of the Steese Highway you can view in the mighty Yukon and view the fish wheels scooping up salmon in late summer and the distinctive flat-bottomed river skiffs used to negotiate the river.