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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A massive tide water Glacier looms over a tiny raft. The glacier is a deep blue with gray/black debris speckled throughout.
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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.





 
Artistic sepia toned photograph shows a closeup of an oil barrel with the words public use cabin stencilied on in white paint in the foreground. A rustic log building is in the background. This is Slaven's Roadhouse. Did You Know?
Located at regular intervals, Public Use Cabins are available for visitors along the Yukon River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. They have wood-burning stoves and are stocked with firewood throughout the year.