You make recreation on USAG Alaska possible by follwoing the law.
To determine if a Training Area is Open or Closed, review the Interactive Map
*** Downed Firewood now available in TA 115 (Lat 64.86385 Long -147.64196) until it is gone. The wood is located at the end of Beacon Road, past the Biathlon Range, near the cell towers, next to the parking lot. Wood cutters are required to check-in to TA 115, possess a current RAP, and possess a Wood Cutting Permit to collect the downed wood.
The United States Army Garrison Alaska (USAG Alaska) manages over 1.5 million acres in Interior Alaska near Fairbanks, North Pole, and Delta Junction. As a legal requirement, individuals who recreate on Army-managed lands in Alaska, and are 16 years of age or older, must possess a Recreation Access Permit (RAP) and check-in using this website. USAG Alaska will begin an annual $10 RAP fee on 1 January 2022. The fee will be required when individuals either register for a new RAP or renew their expiring RAP. The revenue generated from RAP fees will be used for the management of natural resources enjoyed by recreators on Army-managed lands in Alaska, specifically trail, access, and habitat improvement.
USAG Alaska is interested in knowing what improvements users would like to see on Army-managed lands. For example, projects under consideration include expanding parking capacity at Manchu Lake and improving the trail and interpretive information at Donnelly Dome. Please send suggestions for management projects to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Donnelly Trainng Area November Closures:
- 01 - 18 November: TA 525, TA 526, TA 527, TA 528, TA 529, TA 530, TA 531 and associated roads.
- 06 - 16 November: TA 502, TA 503, TA 504, TA 505, TA 513, TA 514 and assocated roads.
- Review the Interactive Map, and Date menu once on the map page, to review closure area and dates 2 weeks out.
How to Gain Recreational Access to USAG Alaska managed lands:
1. Recreation Access Permit (RAP): You can obtain a RAP on this website by selecting Register on the blue menu bar at the top of the home page. When you register, you can sign up for your RAP.
2. Check In: You may check-in through this website by selecting Check In on the blue menu bar at the top of the home page, or by calling the automated phone. A RAP is required to check in. You cannot check-in to areas that are closed for training. There is no checkout system.
Automated Phone Check-in: 877-250-9781
Report violations / wounded wildlife: 907-353-7535
Technical issues: 907-361-9684 (leave a message) or email@example.com
Tuesday - Friday 0830-1600
U.S. Army Garrison Alaska (USAG Alaska) is near the cities of Fairbanks, North Pole, and Delta Junction in interior Alaska and is the fourth largest Army training area in the United States. USAG Alaska consists of Fort Wainwright Main Post, Fort Greely Main Post, Tanana Flats Training Area, Yukon Training Area, Donnelly Training Area, Gerstle River Training Area, Black Rapids Training Area, and Whistler Creek Training Area. Recreational activities are permitted on USAG Alaska managed lands providing those activities do not conflict with the military mission or training activities. The USAG Alaska iSportsman system has been established to facilitate public recreational access to Army land and to keep you informed of training area closures.
All recreational users on USAG Alaska managed lands, 16 years of age or older, must register for an account with iSportsman and obtain a RAP. All users must check-in on the USAG Alaska iSportsman system before recreating and have proof of RAP (printed or screen shot on your phone). The RAP is free and good for 1 year. You can check-in the day of, or the day before, you access Army land for up to 14 days. Check-out is not required.
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 (ORVs). Off-Limit and Impact Areas are restricted to public access and use year round.
Please leave an ICE Comment if you would like to offer recommendations on how to improve your experiance on this website. You can also leave a comment to alert DPW Environmental to any issues or concerns you have regarding recreation on USAG Alaska Army lands. Comments can be anonymous if that is your preference.