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The oil pipeline sits up on stilts as weaves its way across the Alaskan landscape with 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.





 
A group of people dressed in heavy winter gear stand behind a team of eight dogs attached to a dog sled. The landscape is pristine and white with craggy mountains in the distance. Did You Know?
Archaeological evidence suggests the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge was part of the route traveled by Siberian hunters from Asia to America over 10,000 years ago. The resident Alaskan Gwich'in and Koyukon Athabascan Natives are related to the Apache and Navajo tribes of the Southwest.