Bear Lake (Eielson AFB)
Bathymetric Map and Fishing Information

Bathymetric Map of Bear Lake (Eielson AFB)

General Information

  • Maximum Depth: 24.7 m (80.9 ft.)
  • Management Area: Fairbanks
  • USGS Map: Fairbanks C-1
  • Surface Area: 25.9 ha (64.0 acres)
  • Elevation: 160 m (525 ft.)

Fishing Information

Species Present: Arctic grayling, lake chub, longnose sucker, northern pike, rainbow trout, whitefish-unspecified, least cisco

First stocked in: 1970 with Arctic grayling

Most recently stocked in: 2017 with rainbow trout

Stocking Information

Stocking Access: truck

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 1.0 mile and turn right after the railroad tracks onto an unmarked road, travel 0.3 miles to lake on north side of road.
  • Status: Military Reservation
  • Improvements:
    1. road
    2. parking
  • Meridian, Township, Range and Section: Fairbanks, 002S, 003E, 34
  • Lat/Long: 64.700649°    -147.115163°