All recreational users on Fort Wainwright 16 years of age or older must sign in to the USARTRAK system before recreating on Fort Wainwright lands. Failure to properly check-in could lead to citation.

Fort Wainwright is managed for a number of different types of public recreational use. All areas that are determined open for recreational use may be closed temporarily during periods of military use. Recreational areas are areas that are open to all types of recreation, including off-road vehicles (ORV's). Modified recreational use areas are areas that are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, skiing, and berry picking, but are not open to any type of ORV, except in the winter. Limited recreational use areas are restricted to all types of recreational use year round except hiking, skiing, bird watching, berry picking and other low impact recreation activities. Off-limit areas are restricted to public access and use year round.

The Outdoor Recreation Regulation Supplement contains information on recreation access to army training lands and required permits, off-limits/closed areas, hunting, fishing, trapping, firearm restrictions, ORV and motorized watercraft use, prohibited activities, and related maps.

Additional Information (Links)

  • 22 July 2016 News Release: Online Maps Available for Interior Alaska Military Hunting Season
  • 19 July 2016 News Release: Macomb Herd Hunt (RC835) Closure
  • 15 July 2016 News Release: Fall 2016 Recreation Map Now Available
  • 30 June 2016 News Release: Military Prepares for Moose Season

External Links

Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB): Property Search Data base
To search for land ownership within the FNSB.

FNSB Maps and GIS

Alaska Department of Natural Resources: Land Record Office
To research who owns land throughout the state.

Bureau of Land Management: Spatial Data Management System (SDMS)
To research who owns land throughout the state.

Alaska State Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G)
Obtain hunting/fishing regulations and other information.

Alaska Outdoors Supersite
To learn more about navigating on lands without trespassing, easements, trails,
and airstrip use, research the Alaska Outdoors Supersite.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
To see the annual hunting circular.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
To learn about National Wildlife Refuges.