Manchu Lake
Bathymetric Map and Fishing Information

Bathymetric Map of Manchu Lake

General Information

  • Maximum Depth: 3.7 m (12.0 ft.)
  • Management Area: Fairbanks
  • USGS Map: Fairbanks C-1
  • Surface Area: 15.6 ha (38.6 acres)
  • Elevation: 173 m (568 ft.)

Fishing Information

Species Present: Arctic char, Arctic grayling, coho salmon, rainbow trout, sheefish

First stocked in: 1981 with sheefish

Most recently stocked in: 2017 with rainbow trout

Stocking Information

Stocking Access: truck, bucket

Recent stocking records

Access Information

These lakes are on military land. A permit is required to legally access these lakes. For Army land a Recreational Access Permit (RAP) is required. For Air Force Land a Hunt/Trap/Fish (HTF) permit is required. These permits are not interchangeable. For information on how to obtain a permit for Army lands, visit or call 907-361-9686 (Fairbanks). For information on how to obtain a permit for Air Force lands call 907-377-5182.

  • Directions: 0.3 miles from EAFB main gate, turn left (north) onto Transmitter Rd, travel 2.9 miles and turn right (south) onto Manchu Lake Trail (unmarked), travel 2.37 miles to lake on east side of road, on Fort Wainwright property.
  • Status: Military Reservation
  • Improvements: Manchu Lake is on Ft. Wainwright property. Permit required. Access is through Eielson AFB.
    1. road
  • Meridian, Township, Range and Section: Fairbanks, 002S, 004E, 31
  • Lat/Long: 64.701505°    -147.033757°