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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Mat-Su Region

Big Lake North State Recreation Site

Big Lake North State Recreation Site


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 19 Acres
★ 60 Campsites (see fee page)
★ Walk in campsites
★ No RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 7 days
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Toilets -
★ Water -
★ 24 Picnic sites
★ 4 Picnic Shelters (see fee page)
★ Boat Launch (see fee page)
★ NO alcoholic beverages are allowed


★ Camping
★ Fishing
★ Boating
★ Waterskiing
★ Jet skiing
★ Swimming

All campsites are first-come, first-served.

Big Lake North State Recreational Site is 13 miles west of Wasilla. Boating and fishing are extremely popular on the lake during the summer months. Big Lake is known as Alaska's Year-Round Playground resulting in large weekend and seasonal population increases as the area teems with people who have come to enjoy the many recreational opportunities. Big Lake summer activities include world class fishing, watersports, and wildlife viewing. Winter activities include snowmobiling, dog mushing, ice fishing and world-renowned cross country skiing!

Firewood is not provided; please bring your own firewood.

Big Lake North
16905 W Northshore Drive
Big Lake, AK

Driving Directions:
From mile 52.3 Parks Highway, take the Big Lake Road 3.6 miles to the roundabout, take North Shore Drive 1.4 miles to end of road.

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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700