Harding Lake State Recreation Area

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Harding Lake State Recreation Area


(907) 451-2695

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Harding Lake State Recreation Area is one of the longest standing park facilities in the Alaska State Park system. Enjoy the extensive hiking, camping, boating, picnicking, and fishing that this recreation area has to offer.

Map of Harding Lake State Rec. Area (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 64.439336, -146.868668



  • Boating

    A boat launch facility gives access to the lake for those having canoes, motorized boats, jet skis or other watercraft. A straight canal leads from the boat launch toward the center of the lake.

  • Camping

    All together there are over 90 campsites, including five walk-in group campsites.

  • Fishing

    There is fishing for lake trout, arctic char and burbot. Pike fishing is closed.

  • Hiking

    Hiking along nature trails is another activity available at Harding Lake SRA.

  • Picnicking

    The park has numerous picnic sites and two picnic shelters. In addition, areas have been set aside for activities such as baseball, volleyball and horseshoes with equipment available at the ranger station.

  • RVing

    RV parking is available.

  • Water Sports

    Enjoy the many different types of boating and swimming here at Harding Lake.


Open year-round.



45 miles south of Fairbanks at milepost 321.4 on Richardson Highway.

Phone Numbers


(907) 451-2695