Updated On: 10/31/2012 11:13:36 AM
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The camp is nestled in the wilderness on the shores of Birch Lake, which is brimming with rainbow trout and Arctic char. Cabins, camper pads, tent spots, picnic area, boats, canoes and a lodge are available for use. Activities include boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, berry picking, wading and barbecuing. Don't forget your camera—you're likely to see wildlife including moose, fox, beaver, a wide variety of waterfowl and an occasional eagle. Although camping is limited to the summer months, the rest of the area is open year round, with winter cabin rental and activity programs. Enjoy snowmobile trips, ice fishing and snowshoe walks during the winter months. Call (907) 377-1232 or (907) 377-2769 for more information.
Valdez is located 314 miles south of Eielson on the north shore of Port Valdez, a deepwater fjord in Prince William Sound. Valdez offers great fishing and hiking, and has terrific potential for whale sightings. It is the last stop of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Eielson has eight camping trailer sites equipped with electrical power and water at Eagles Rest Campground. Five "you drive" boats are available to rent for fishing and sightseeing. The military recreation site is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting. Call (907) 377-1232 for more information.
Iceman Falls Ski Hill & Lodge
Outdoor Adventure programs and winter equipment check-out can be found at the Iceman Falls Lodge on base. The lodge has cross-country ski trails, a sledding hill, ski hill and lift, and an ice rink. Winter snow lovers may schedule snowmobile tours or ice fishing outings with the outdoor adventure crew. The lodge is located at the end of Quarry Road in Building 1377. Call (907) 377-1328 or (907) 377-1232 for more information.
Skeet and Trap
The skeet and trap range is located at the end of Quarry Road, near the Iceman Falls Ski Hill & Lodge. The two ranges are equipped with a high house, a low house and five-stand for skeet shooting, and also offer a trap house. There are eight positions for trap and five positions for skeet. Patrons may rent 12-gauge shotguns; shotgun shells are available for purchase. Call (907) 377-5338 for more information.
Iceman Falls Ski Hill & Lodge Golf
The nearest military golf course is Chena Bend Golf Course on Fort Wainwright, about 25 miles from Eielson toward Fairbanks. There are also two public courses in the area, although play is usually limited to June, July and August. Call (907) 353-6223 for more information.
Bear Lake Family Camp
Eielson's Bear Lake Family Camp, located on base, is open May 15 through Labor Day. This exciting camping area offers 41 camper pads and eight tent sites. Amenities include showers, bathrooms, laundry facilities, canoe rental and an on-site dump station. This year, mark your travel planner for Bear Lake Family Camp and experience Interior Alaska without sacrificing comfort. Call (907) 377-1232 for more information.
Rental equipment is available for most recreational needs year round, including camping, hunting, boating, fishing, barbecues, cross-country skiing, sledding, bicycling and more. Visit the Bear Lake main office in the summertime and Iceman Falls Lodge in the winter or call (907) 377-1232 for more information.
Fitness and Sports Center
Wally ball and racquetball courts, exercise rooms, a steam room, saunas, weight rooms, massage therapy, locker rooms, a basketball court, an indoor swimming pool, a volleyball court, an indoor football field, an indoor running track and an athletic equipment check-out center are all part of the coed fitness complex. Intramural sports consist of basketball, golf, softball, racquetball, tennis, flag football and volleyball. Instructional classes are offered in aerobics, Pilates, weight training and boot camp. Known as Baker Field House, the fitness and sports center is located in Building 3343 and is open 24/7. Call (907) 377-1925 for more information.
The 354th Force Support Squadron operates two club facilities: the MiG Alley Bar and Yukon Club. The Yukon Club, Building 2470, offers a sports lounge and snack bar, a workday lunch and features an extensive menu including pizza and grilled hamburgers, available midday to evening. The sports lounge, for enlisted members on Friday evenings, has televisions arranged in sports bar fashion, a dance floor and pool tables. It offers regularly scheduled entertainment such as DJs, dance music and bingo. Call (907) 377-2051 for more information.
The Arctic Nite Lanes is a 20-lane bowling center with automatic scoring open to both league and nonleague bowlers. The center also has a snack bar and pro shop. Thunder Alley, glow-inthe- dark bowling with a state-of-the-art light show and stereo sound system, is available most weekends and for private parties by prior arrangement. Children's birthday party packages are offered. The snack bar is open Monday through Sunday. The grill closes a half-hour prior to the snack bar closing. The bowling center is located in Building 409. Call (907) 377-1129 for more information.
The youth center has an outdoor skate park next to the center. The park is open for skateboard use and in-line skating, featuring several rails, quarter pipes and a half pipe. Helmets and safety pads are required. Some safety gear is available for check out. Call (907) 377-3194 for more information.
Arts & Crafts
Formerly the skills development center, this multi-crafts center provides organized creative skills development activities in Building 2540, next to the commissary. Classes are scheduled according to base population interests and instructors are sought from the community. People with custom handcrafts are encouraged to display work for sale through the consignment program. The award shop offers custom graphic work and engraving on plaques, trophies, shirts, cups, gold pans and Alaska treasures. The custom frame shop can frame most flat work at a fraction of off-base costs. The center offers monthly specials, UPS services and balloon bouquets. Call (907) 377-4880 for more information.
Information, Ticket & Travel
Information, Ticket & Travel (ITT) offers discount tickets for movies, sporting events and local attractions such as gold panning, dog sledding and shopping sprees. ITT is located in the Arts & Crafts Center, Building 2540. Call (907) 377-2722 for more information.
Auto Skills Center
Self-directed automotive work is highlighted at the Auto Skills Center in Building 2611. Skilled technicians are available to provide guidance. Sixteen auto stalls are available and include three lifts and a welding stall. Workstations are equipped with toolboxes and specialty tools can be checked out. A variety of computerized diagnostic services are also available. During winter months, the center provides a stall for car washing and a water hose, but users must bring their own supplies. Call (907) 377-3190 for more information.
Wood Skills Center
The wood skills center is a self-directed activity located in Bldg. 2611. The center offers seasonal-themed classes and courses on safety and skills development. A wide variety of wood supplies are available for purchase. Call (907) 377-1168 for more information.