Campbell Tract Recreation Management Area

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Campbell Tract Recreation Management Area

Alaska

(907) 267-1246

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Overview

Alaska's Campbell Tract Recreation Area is a 730-acre wilderness site in the heart of Anchorage. Also home to a heliport and airstrip, the Bureau of Land Management uses this area for an administrative site. Campbell Tract offers year-round recreation, including 12 miles of multi-use trails, exotic wildlife, the Campbell Creek Science Center, mountain biking and horseback riding. Come visit and learn in the "outdoor classroom" and discover what this enriched area has to offer. Campbell Tract multi-use trails offer year-round non-motorized recreation opportunities, including hiking, jogging, skiing and skijoring, snowshoeing, orienteering, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Campbell Tract trails connect to a broader network of city trails on adjacent Far North Bicentennial Park, maintained by the Municipality of Anchorage. More than 80,000 users share Campbell Tract trails each year, so please be considerate of other visitors. You can help protect the land and respect other users by staying on established trails, avoiding muddy trails, maintaining safe speeds, leashing and cleaning up after your dog, and picking up trash.

Map of Campbell Tract Rec. Management Area

Latitude, Longitude: 61.149945, -149.804335

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Mountain biking is allowed on the trails.

  • Camping

    Camping is prohibited at this location.

  • Hiking

    There are twelve miles of trails. Only a few of these are only open during the summer, and many remain open during the winter. Orienteering is offered on their permanent orienteering course.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding is allowed on the trails.

  • Winter Sports

    Skiing, skijoring, snowshoeing and other winter sports are available here.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Park Partners

Directions

Driving

There are two main entrances to the Campbell Tract: Campbell Airstrip (Mile 1.1) Trailhead and Smokejumper Trailhead.

Smokejumper Trailhead can be reached by taking the Dowling Street exit off the Seward Highway and following it 1/2 mile east to Lake Otis Parkway. Turn south on Lake Otis, east on 68th Avenue towards the mountains, and south on Abbott Loop Road. Turn east immediately into the Campbell Tract Facility to find Smokejumper Trailhead on the left.

Campbell Airstrip (Mile 1.1) entrance can be reached by exiting east on Tudor Road off the Seward Highway, driving approximately 3 miles, turning south on Campbell Airstrip Road, and turning right into the parking lot after 1.1 miles. Loof for the "Campbell Airstrip Trailhead" sign.

Flying

Closest to the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 267-1246

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