Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can we go backpacking off-trail near Fairbanks?

To almost any public lands area in Alaska! National parks, state parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and BLM land all provide hiking...

Does the Fairbanks Alaska Centers have any maps?

We have general maps of public land areas in Alaska, and we sell topographic maps for certain areas. If we don’t have the map you are looking...

Where can I go to see some bears up close?

Bears are visible almost anywhere in Alaska. You might catch a glimpse of a black bear or a grizzly while hiking in Chugach State Park or...

I'd prefer not to drive while I'm in Anchorage and around Alaska, are there other means of transportation?

Buses, trains, ferries, and planes are available sources of public transportation. A wide variety of outfitter-guide and other commercial...

Can I drive to the Arctic Ocean and dip my toes in?

Not quite. The Dalton Highway reaches Deadhorse, which is 8 miles south of Prudhoe Bay. If you would like to go further north and reach the...

I'd like to go on a day hike near Anchorage, where do I go?

Chugach State Park is the closest option and provides a wide variety of choices. Kincaid Park and Campbell Creek Science Center have good...

How far is the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks?

The Arctic Circle is 198 road miles from Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway. If you reach the Arctic Circle, make certain you come by the Morris...

Where can I go to learn more about Alaska Native Heritage while in Anchorage?

In and around Anchorage, you can go to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Medical Center, and Native Village of Eklutna.

How do I get a permit to visit the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary?

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game implemented a lottery permit system that allows the winners of a permit to visit the falls for a 4 day...

Does it cost money to visit public lands in Alaska?

Some of Alaska's public lands do have entrance fees and those fee amounts can usually be found on the website of each individual park or...