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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Mat-Su Region

Fishhook Parking Area and Trailhead

Fishhook Parking Area and Trailhead

Facilities

★ ADA Facility - Restroom Yes
★ Daily Parking Fee (see fee page)
★ Toilets -
★ Trails
★ Camping

Activities

★ Camping
★ Day Use
★ Paragliding
★ Hiking
★ Berry Picking
★ Sledding
★ Skiing
★ Snowmobiling

Fishhook Trailhead is located in the Hatcher Pass East Management Area.

Located at the base of Marmot Mountain, this area gets year-round use.  During summer months, paragliders often launch from Marmot Mountain and land in the parking lot.  Blueberry picking in mid-summer is popular.   In the winter, the parking lot becomes a destination for both sledders, skiers and snowmobilers.   The Hatcher Pass Snowmobile Corridor Trail passes by the trailhead making this an ideal location to start a snowmobile ride over Hatcher Pass to the west side of the mountains.

Address:
Mile 16.5 Hatchers Pass Road

Driving Directions:
Glenn Highway Milepost 49.5, north on Palmer-Fishhook Road to Hatcher Pass (also called Hatcher Pass Road in the Hatcher Pass Management Area) 13.7 miles on the right; or

George Parks Highway Milepost 36.1, north on Trunk Road to Palmer-Fishhook Road, turn left (north) to Hatcher Pass (also called Hatcher Pass Road in the Hatcher Pass Management Area) 13.7 miles on the right.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907