Harding Lake State Recreation Area

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Flushing
Permit: Unknown
Shower: Yes
Wifi: Unknown
Entrance Fee: Unknown
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: Unknown
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description
Located near to Fairbanks, the Harding Lake State Recreation Area has one of the largest camping areas in the state of Alaska. Named for President William Harding, who visited the area in 1923, this is one of the oldest parks in the Alaskan Park system, established in 1967. The lake is massive. It covers two-and-one-half miles. It is situated to be fed by hillside runoff. 

The visitor to the area can gaze up the hillsides to appreciate the birch and fir trees. The lake is known for lake trout, arctic char, and burbot. The lake is also stocked with trout, coho salmon, sockeye salmon, rainbow trout, and Arctic char by the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

The campground covers 325 acres and is rated as an ADA facility. There are over 90 campsites, including five walk-in campsites. There is no limit to the size of RV. Campers may not stay for more than 15 days. 

The campsite has amenities for comfort and convenience. There is electricity, flush toilets, showers, and dumping stations. Eash site has a fire ring and a picnic table. There are also numerous picnic sites and large picnic shelters. 

The campground includes areas for activities to stay entertained. You may decide to play baseball, volleyball, or horseshoes and there is equipment to borrow at the ranger station. There is a boat launch at the lake where you may choose to go boating and fishing. There are trails for hiking and biking. There are fees for parking and camping. If you are planning to hunt or fish, you will need to obtain the appropriate permits and licenses.

Keep your dog on a six-foot leash when you are camping. Bring your own bags for cleaning up after your dog at your site and while you are enjoying the area. Never leave your dog alone while camping. 

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Address
Richardson Hwy
Salcha, AK 99714
Open Year-Round
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Address
Richardson Hwy
Salcha, AK 99714
Open Year-Round