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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
The Alaska oil pipeline extends through forest.
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Bear Barrel Rental
 
Free bear barrel rental!

Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center has its own bear barrels for free rental to anyone recreating on Alaska's public lands. Our barrels are the small and large size Bear Vault plastic containers with screw-top lids, which are approved by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee for use on all public lands.

The consistent use of bear-resistant food containers in wild places has resulted in bear populations that do not associate humans or their property with food sources. Keeping the bears wild and uninterested in human presence means safe camping for you and keeping the bears alive... 'A fed bear is a dead bear.'

Where bear barrels are required in National Parks, there are free bear barrel rentals available on site. Our bear barrels are intended to be used in places where there are no free barrel rental programs already in place. Please use on-site rental programs if there is one available for where you're going.

Stop by the Fairbanks Alaska Center to rent a free bear barrel!
A $50 refundable deposit & driver's license or passport is required at check-out.
No reservations are available, first come-first serve.

Have questions about bear safety? Learn more about staying safe in bear country.





 
Close up profile of a Willow Ptarmigan wearing its transitional plumage; the birds head and neck are still a reddish brown while chest and wings are turning the bight white of winter. Brown scrubby vegetation is in the background. Did You Know?
The willow ptarmigan is Alaska's state bird. It is snow-white during winter, but in early summer, it changes to chestnut brown plumage. Ptarmigan occur in treeless areas with low and scattered, brushy vegetation. Chicken, AK, was named because its residents could not spell ptarmigan.