Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Black Ostyer Catcher rests on a beach in Kenai Fjords. The bird is black with a bright orange and very long bill. Its eye is also orange.
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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.

Extreme close-up profile of a horned puffin with summer yellow and red striped bill colors. The bird has bright white feathers on its face contrasting with the black of it's head and neck. Did You Know?
Puffins, with their bright yellow and red beaks, visit Alaska's rocky shorelines to nest during the summer months and are excellent swimmers, but weak fliers.