You make recreation on USAG Alaska possible by following the law.
To determine if a Training Area is Open or Closed, review the Interactive Map
1. Register for any of the 2022 Hunter Information Forums held at the Birch Hill Ski Lodge 9 June, 14 July, and 4 August. Similar content will be shared at each event, but you're welcome to attend more than once if you like. To register, login to My Account, and select "Acquire Permits." There is no fee for registration! If you do not have an account, click here. If you would like to register without creating a USAG Alaska iSportsman account, call the iSportsman Technical Phone at 907-361-9684 and leave a message. This event is for service members only.
2. Visit the USAG Alaska iSportsman Bear Baiting page to register your bait station. Registration begins 1 April. In addition to USAG Alaska Regulations, Bear baiters are required to follow ADFG Bear Baiting Seasons and Requirements.
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.
3. Groups: For all non-military groups/organizations requesting temporary land-use or access to USAG Alaska managed land, please call or email the Technical Issues contact below.
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
Monday - 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 managed 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.
*United States Army Garrison Alaska acknowledges the Athabascan people as the original stewards of these lands and expresses appreciation to live, work, recreate, and train on the Dena homeland.