Alaska Department of Natural Resources – Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation – Norther Area Parks and DNR Offices

Address: 3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: (907) 451-2695 Fax: (907) 4512754 Email: dnr.pksnorth@alaska.gov Website: http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/vip/hstnorth.htm

Northern Area Office
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks AK 99709-4613
phone: (907) 451-2695
fax: (907) 451-2754
email: dnr.pksnorth@alaska.gov

 

Delta Office
Box 318
Delta Junction, AK 99737
phone: (907) 895-2113
fax: (907) 895-5043
email: maureen.gardner@alaska.gov

The Northern Area includes the following Parks and Recreation services:
 

Rosehip Campground – Chena River State Recreation Area
This campground is located at mile 27 Chena Hot Springs Road, next to the Chena River. It contains 38 campsites with low use on weekdays and moderate use on weekends. Rosehip is one of the many “take out” points for canoeists on the Chena River.
Clean restrooms and assist with janitorial maintenance.
Amenities: Dry camp, dump tank, and subsistence payment.
Season: 7-8 weeks minimum, late May to early September.
Preference given for longer commitments.
Contact: Mark Overholt
Email: mark.overholt@alaska.gov 

Tors Trail Campground – Chena River State Recreation Area 
This campground has 23 campsites and is located at mile 39.5 Chena Hot Springs Road, along the Chena River. The 15 mile Granite Tors Trailhead is located in the park. Moderate use on weekdays, and busy on weekends. Favorite for hikers, day use and "put in" point for canoeists. 
Amenities: Dry camp, dump tank, and subsistence payment.
Season: 7-8 weeks minimum, late May to early September. Preference given for longer commitments.
Contact: Mark Overholt
Email: mark.overholt@alaska.gov 

Harding Lake State Recreation Area
The recreation area is on the North shoreline of Harding Lake, approximately 45 miles Southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. The large campground consists of individual walk-in sites, a 20 vehicle capacity camp-a-lot section, and an additional 20 sites overflow area for self contained RV units during busy holiday weekends. Harding Lake is a very popular weekend getaway destination for the residents of the Fairbanks area. Recreational boating, fishing, picnicking and beach activities make Harding Lake a busy park during the warm and sunny summer months.
Amenities: Subsistence payment; electricity, phone, sanitation and water hook-up; showers at Harding Lake Ranger Station. Several convenience stores are in the area, major services in Fairbanks and North Pole, within 45 miles of park.
Season: 7-8 weeks minimum, late May to early September. Preference given for longer commitments.
Contact: Ranger Nikki Potter
Email: nicole.phillips@alaska.gov

Salcha River State Recreation Site
Salcha River SRS is located along the Richardson Highway approximately 42 miles Southeast of Fairbanks; it is a popular river access point for tourists, fishermen, and riverside property owners. Generally the weekends are busy, due to the proximity to Fairbanks. Fishing is very popular, especially in July when the King Salmon are running. The parking lot can accommodate 100 vehicles, including trailers and RVs. A small campground is located at the Salcha River State Recreation Site with a large gravel bar adjacent to the park for additional camping and parking. The Recreation Site’s main feature is the boat launch, which provides the only improved access to the Salcha River. Tables, fire pits, water and vaulted restrooms are available also for the picnic/day use area along the river.
Amenities: Subsistence payment, rustic cabin on the river, showers at Harding Lake Ranger Station (approximately 3 miles away). Convenience stores in area, and major services in Fairbanks and North Pole, within 45 miles of park.
Season: 7-8 weeks minimum, late May to early September. Preference given for longer commitments.
Contact: Ranger Nikki Phillips
Email: nicole.phillips@alaska.gov 

Birch Lake State Recreation Area
This recreation site is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Fairbanks along the Richardson Highway at Mile Post 306. The Birch Lake facility includes a double wide boat launch, swim beach, day use/picnic area, 17 pull-in parking spaces and 5 tent campsites. Boating, fishing, picnicking and beach activities are popular at this site.
Site Amenities: Subsistence payment, propane, rustic cabin, showers at Harding Lake Ranger Station (approximately 15 miles away), convenience stores within 10-15 miles, and major services in Fairbanks, North Pole, and Delta Junction, within 45 miles.
Season: 7-8 weeks minimum, late May to early September. Preference given for longer commitments.
Contact: Ranger Nikki
Email: nicole.phillips@alaska.gov

 Quartz Lake State Recreation Area
Quartz Lake recreation area is a great place to visit. Recreational opportunities abound. Whether you enjoy the feel of a 20 inch rainbow trout on the line, the breathtaking view after a hike to Bluff Point, or sitting around the campfire with friends. Wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, playing volleyball, swimming, playing horseshoes, and water skiing are also popular summertime activities. This 600 acre recreation area borders two lakes and has facilities adjacent to the lakes to accommodate the large crowds. The campgrounds are located 15 miles north of Delta Junction in Interior Alaska, where summers are usually warm and dry, providing for the best recreational weather in the state.
Season:  7-8 weeks min. commitment, 5/24-7/9 and/or 7/9-9/4;
Contact: Maureen Gardner – Delta
Email: maureen.gardner@alaska.gov

Delta State Recreation Site
Popular with those traveling between Fairbanks and Tok, this campground gives visitors a wilderness feel but keeps them conveniently close to town for events or shopping.  Directly across the highway from the recreation site lies the Delta River allowing for some spectacular views of the Alaska Range beyond which remains snow covered year round.  A city airstrip next to the site allows for fly-in camping.  The campground is located only ½ mile north of Delta Junction in Interior Alaska, where summers are usually warm and dry, providing for the best recreational weather in the state.
Season:  7-8 weeks min. commitment, 5/24-7/9 and/or 7/9-9/4
Contact: Maureen Gardner – Delta
email: maureen.gardner@alaska.gov

Donnelly Creek State Recreation Site
Located on the braided Delta River, this secluded wilderness campground is seldom crowded. With views of some of the tallest peaks of the Alaska Range, this is one of the state’s most scenic campgrounds. A variety of wildlife also inhabits the area. The Delta bison herd can often be seen across the river on their summer grounds, from nearby viewpoints and occasionally from the campground. The campground is located only 28 miles south of Delta Junction in Interior Alaska, where summers are usually warm and dry. The host at this site will also take care of Fielding Lake State Recreation Area. 
Season: 7-8 weeks min. commitment, 5/24-7/9 and/or 7/9-9/4
Contact:  Maureen Gardner – Delta
email: maureen.gardner@alaska.gov 

Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
This 2000-acre state refuge is only 3 miles from downtown Fairbanks. The pastoral setting is popular with locals and visitors. The weather is often warm and sunny. A dairy farm from 1910 to 1966, Creamer’s is now a refuge managed by the Alaska State Department of Fish and Game. A variety of habitats support a diversity of plant and animal communities. Farm roads and trails lead from dairy buildings to fields, wetlands and forest.
Duties: Staff the Farmhouse Visitor Center, greet visitors to refuge, sell gift shop items, and maintain visitor use logs, grounds keeping, some maintenance, and minor litter pickup/janitorial. Host may assist with the interpretive programs depending on experience.
Contact: Mark D. Ross, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game
Creamer’s Field
1300 College Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Ph: 907-459-7301
Fax: 907-451-9723
email: mark.ross@alaska.gov 
 

 

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