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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Northern Region

Birch Lake State Recreation Site

Birch Lake SRS
Birch Lake SRS fee sign and electronic payment station
Birch Lake SRS bathrooms


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 48 Acres
★ 19 Campsites (see fee page)
★ 5 Walk-in Campsites (see fee page)
★ 17 long parking spaces
★ No RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 15 days
★ Daily Parking Fee (see fee page)
★ Toilets -
★ Water
★ Picnic sites - undeveloped
★ Boat launch (see fee page)
Cabins (see fee page)
Ice Huts (Winter Only)

Useful Information

Ice Hut Information


★ Camping
★ Fishing
★ Jet skiing
★ Snow machine trails
★ Ice fishing
★ Picnicking

Birch Lake SRS is nestled between a lilypad covered lake and forested wetlands. Boat launch and courtesy dock with ADA Access. No long term docking, approximate 20 minute time limit. Users should bring their own firewood, especially in winter for use in the cabin, since there is not much left to scavenge in the surrounding forest.

The lake is popular with fishers, jet skiers, and water skiers in the summer, and with snow machines and ice fishers in the winter. There is excellent fishing all year for stocked species: rainbow trout, king and silver salmon, grayling, and arctic char. Fishing during the open water months is best from a boat. Ice fishing huts are available for rent.

Reserve an Ice Hut

305.5 Richardson Highway

Driving Directions:
305.5 Richardson Highway to Birch Lake State Recreational Site sign. Park is at the end of the 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