Birch Lake - Eielson AFB
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.
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.
*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.
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.