Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
The Alaska oil pipeline snakes its way over the bare tundra with snow covered mountains in the background.
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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.

Graphic image showing Alaska superimposed over the United States. Alaska covers much of the midsection of the country while the panhandle reaches the Carolinas and the Aleutian Islands stretch across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Did You Know?
Alaska encompasses 586,412 sq. miles, making it approximately 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States or larger than the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. states! 85 percent of Alaska lands, or an area twice the size of Texas, are under federal and state ownership.