Birch Lake (Alaska)

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Birch Lake
Location Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Coordinates 64°18′59″N 146°39′45″W / 64.31639°N 146.66250°W / 64.31639; -146.66250Coordinates: 64°18′59″N 146°39′45″W / 64.31639°N 146.66250°W / 64.31639; -146.66250
Surface area 340.3 hectares (841 acres)[1]
Max. depth 14.8 meters (49 ft)
Surface elevation 218 meters (715 ft)

Birch Lake is a lake in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska.[2] The lake contains Arctic char, Arctic grayling, Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and rainbow trout and has been stocked extensively since 1966.[1] It is a popular spot for both fishing from boats and ice fishing in the winter.[3]

Recreation site

Birch Lake State Recreation Site is a 48-acre (0.19 km²) state park on the shores of Birch Lake. It is located on the Richardson Highway about 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Fairbanks.[3] It features a small campground, boat launch, and swimming and picnic areas. Immediately adjacent to it is a military recreation site operated by the Air Force.[4]


  1. ^ a b ADF&G Lakes Database, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Birch Lake (Alaska)
  3. ^ a b Birch Lake SRS Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  4. ^ The Milepost, 2018 edition, page 445 ISBN 9781892154378
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