Fairbanks, Alaska



THE single source of information on ALL PUBLIC LANDS (Federal and State) in Alaska.


Here, you will find information about ANY AND ALL Public Land area in Alaska.


For any question you have about State and National Parks, Trails Wilderness Areas, Public Use Cabins, Permits, Hiking, Fishing, Campgrounds, and much more
Available are maps, books, slide shows, and other aids to help you plan your adventure.

Expert staff are a knowledgeable resource, and can assist you in learning much more about exploring the wilderness areas of Alaska.


Located in the same Building as the Fairbanks Visitor Center in Downtown Fairbanks:


Open DAILY 7am-6pm Summer

101 Dunkel St.
Fairbanks, AK

Information on



101 Dunkel St Ste 110,

Fairbanks, Alaska


Contact Us:

Billies Backpackers Hostel

2895 Mack Blvd.

Fairbanks, AK 99709



McKinley, Dall Sheep, Ground Squirrel photos
by hosteler Frank Stelges

Dall Sheep in Denali Park

11 National Parks & Preserves,
2 National Forests,
4 National Monuments
50 designated Wilderness Areas,
Several Wild & Scenic 
River Systems
Over 3 million acres of State Park Lands

Alaska's State Parks

Birch Lake State Recreation Site

Between Fairbanks and Delta, a small, new site with a lakeside beach.

Chena River State Recreation Site within the city of Fairbanks.

Chena River State Recreation Area A quarter million acre park offering miles of trails, campgrounds, and entry/exit points to Chena River, all in the heart of Alaska. Access 15 miles from Fairbanks.

Delta Junction Area State Parks Six parks near the town of Delta Junction - one historical park, three state recreation sites and two state recreation areas, including Quartz Lake State Recreation Area.

Harding Lake State Recreation Area Areas for such activities as baseball and volleyball, as well as lake access for a variety of water sports.

North of Fairbanks The Upper Chatanika State Recreation Site at the Steese Highway junction with the Chatanika River.

Salcha River State Recreation Site Offers access to the Salcha River and great fishing.

Tok Area Parks Three parks offering a variety of recreation opportunities.


Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail
Steese National Conservation Area
White Mountains National Recreation Area

Ground Squirrel


Public Lands range from scenic roadside campgrounds and picnic areas, to remote wilderness areas. The variety of recreational and sightseeing opportunities are endless for those wanting to experience what these national treasures have to offer.

With 300 million acres of public lands, more than half of all public lands in the United States are found in Alaska. They are managed by a patchwork of several federal and state agencies.

Paxson Lake



National Parks And
Public Lands in Alaska & Yukon

Alaska has more public lands than any other state. Some offer relatively easy access while others are extremely remote. Many of those that are not accessible by road may be reached by air taxi from Fairbanks.