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BEFORE YOU RECREATE
Read and understand the US Army Garrison Alaska Recreation Regulation Supplement
You are responsible for knowing the rules.
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Fort Wainwright lies near the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole in interior Alaska in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and is the fourth largest Army training area in the United States. Fort Wainwright consists of 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 Fort Wainwright Training lands providing those activities do not conflict with the military mission or training activities. The Fort Wainwright U. S. Army Recreation Tracking System (USARTRAK) has been established to facilitate public recreational access to the Fort Wainwright training lands. USARTRAK is designed to keep you informed of training area closures, and to help you check in to open training areas.
All recreational users on Fort Wainwright 16 years of age or older must register for the Recreation Access Permit (RAP) and sign in to the USARTRAK system before recreating. Permit is free, good for 2 years, check in the day of or the day before your outing for up to 14 days, and no check-out 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-limits and impact areas are restricted to public access and use year round.
How to Gain Recreational Access to Fort Wainwright Training Lands:
- Obtain a Recreation Access Permit (RAP) You can obtain a RAP on this web site by selecting Register on the blue menu bar at the top of the home page. When you register you will be obtaining your RAP at the same time.
- Check-In through USARTRAK You may check-in through this website by selecting Checkin on the blue menu bar at the top of the home page , or by calling the automated USARTRAK phone system Toll Free 877-250-9781. When checking in with USARTRAK, please remember that you must have a valid RAP, and that you will not be allowed to check in to areas which have been closed due to Army training activities.