Birch Lake - Eielson AFB

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Birch Lake Activities in Eielson, Alaska
Birch Lake in Eielson, Alaska
Birch Lake Cabin Lodge in Eielson, Alaska

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Geographical Address

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Public Address
Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, 99702, United States

Contact Info

+1 907-377-1232
Operating Hours
Tue-Fri, Sun: 1000-1800| Sat, Mon: CLOSED

Birch Lake is located at milepost 305.2 off the Richardson Highway, about 35 miles south of base. Birch Lake is stocked every year with rainbow trout, land locked salmon, grayling, and arctic char. Fishing boats and equipment, pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, and aqua cycles are available for patron usage.

Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday Reservations are UNAVAILABLE Monday – Wednesday as there will be no staff on site

Amenities – For your convenience and comfort, Birch Lake offers a bathhouse with showers and bathrooms and a Lodge with snack bar, games, and fireplace. Campground also features BBQ grills and picnic tables. Firewood available for purchase in the Lodge.

Activities - Fishing, camping, pontoon party boats, paddle boats, and aqua cycles. The pavilion area can be reserved for parties.

Accommodations - 23 cabins available ranging from a 2-person sleeper to the Super Deluxe which includes a private bathroom and running water; 36 camper pad sites with electric hook-up only; seven tent sites and one picnic pavilion area.


Camper Pads $22/night Camper pads are equipped with electric hook-ups. There is no dump station on the campgrounds. Each pad is large enough for one RV only. All have a picnic area and fire ring.

Tent Sites $15/night Can accommodate one large tent and one small child-size tent Any additional tents: $10 per tent/night All have picnic area and fire ring. No electricity on site.

BIRCH LAKE CABINS Furnished cabins come with barbecue areas, picnic tables and limited cooking facilities. NO smoking in the cabins. Please bring your own cookware, linens, and towels. Most cabins are dry. Drinking water is available at the lodge or you can bring your own. Several cabins have wood-burning stoves. Moose, eagles, and beaver are often been spotted in the area.

Two-Person Cabins (Site #20-23) $30/night
Although considerably smaller than our normal cabins, these dry cabins are equipped with two twin beds and a refrigerator. These cabins accommodate two people comfortably.
Family Cabins (Site #1-14, 16, 17, 19) $60/night
Cabins 1, 8-14, 16, 17, 19 - Pull-out couch and a full sized bed
Cabins 2-7 - Pull-out couch and two twin beds
These cabins have either a single room or a separate bedroom floor plan, and up to four sleeping areas. There is no indoor plumbing. Amenities include a coffee pot, stove, refrigerator, picnic area, barbecue grill, and a fire ring. Some cabins have a screened in patio area and wood burning heaters.
Super Deluxe Cabins (Site #15 & 18) $90/night
These cabins, which offer full accommodations, boast a separate bedroom with queen-sized bed, loft, living area with a pull-out couch, dining area, and fireplace, as well as a bathroom with shower and toilet.

*Customers will not be charged for mosquito net tents, UNLESS they are being slept in. The customer is allowed to set up ONE CHILD-SIZED tent beside their camper or cabin. Anything bigger than a child-sized tent is $10 per tent/night.


No pets are allowed on the beach area. This area includes the front of the lodge and boat house, all the way to the second floating dock near cabin 13.
Pets MUST be kept on a leash AT ALL TIMES. Customers are responsible for cleaning up after pets. Pets are allowed inside cabins, but all evidence of pet must be removed (hair, supplies, etc.) before check out.

Check in is from 1-6pm; check out is at 11am. Call Birch Lake (488-6161) prior to 6pm for late check-in. The lodge and boathouse are open from 10am-6pm. Quiet hours are after 11pm.


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