Outdoor Recreation

Your Alaska Adventure Starts Here


Raven's Nest
located inside the Eielson City Center
Tuesday - Saturday | 10am - 6pm
Closed Federal Holidays


Bldg. 3310

Base Trails

Eielson has two cross-country ski trails of different difficulty. The Parcours trail is a beginners course. The Iceman Falls Lodge system transverses hilly terrain and has intermediate and advanced trail systems.

Trail Maps

Disc Golf Course

Located next to the Natural Resource Office, Bldg 2160 are the first 2 holes of the disc golf course. Drive across the slough to Arctic Ave and Manchu Rd to continue playing all 9 holes.

Course Map

Hunting & Fishing

The Natural Resource Office can assist with fishing, hunting, and trapping regulations & maps on Eielson and the surrounding area. A reference library and native animals are on display.


Recharge for Resiliency (R4R) Program

T​hroughout the year, Outdoor Recreation offers a number of Recharge 4 Resiliency (R4R) events that range in programming from hiking trips, kayaking trips, Alaska Railroad train rides, white water rafting, skiing & snowboarding and much more! Active Duty and Reservists are eligible for discounted program prices through the three programs offered:

Single Airman Programs

Air Force Active Duty officer or enlisted member without a spouse or geographically single.

RecOn Programs

Air Force Active Duty and reserve component members and their spouses and dependents.

Deployed Affected Programs

Deployed-affected and dependent restricted assigned Air Force personnel and their family members. Eligible from time of orders to deploy up to 1 year following the return of service member. 

Storage Lot

10'x40' parking spot • $35 per month
Questions? Call us! Storage Agreement

Skeet &Trap Range

Experience the thrill of target shooting at our Skeet & Trap Range. Whether you're a seasoned marksman or a beginner, this recreational facility offers a safe and enjoyable environment. Hone your skills, connect with fellow enthusiasts, and relish the excitement of hitting your mark amidst the stunning Alaskan landscape.

March - October
Tuesday | 5 - 9pm
Wednesday | 11:30am - 1:30pm
Saturday | 12 - 5pm

Closed for the Winter EXCEPT for reservations, UNITE events, and special shooting events. To schedule, please call 907-669-2537.

Boater Safety Cards

Customers who intend to use our watercraft on any lake MUST obtain a boater safety card by visiting the online Alaska Boater Safety Course and print a certificate prior to boat pick up. This license cannot be older than 5 years from the date of boat reservation. 

Off Limits Roads & Areas for Boats BOATING SAFETY ONLINE COURSE

Valdez Getaway

Outdoor Recreation has RV trailers at Eagles Rest RV Park, a military recreation site, surrounded on three sides by the Chugach Mountains. Located on the north shore of Port Valdez, a deep water fjord in Prince William Sound, Valdez offers some of the best fishing, hiking, and terrific potential for whale sightings. It is the southern terminus of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Docked boats are also available for rent.

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Thursday - Monday | 10am - 6pm
Valdez Office Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 
Valdez Trailers are available Tuesday & Wednesday, but check in for these days must be on Monday.
Valdez Boat Rentals are unavailable Tuesday & Wednesday.

139 East Pioneer Drive, Valdez

Online reservations open March 19, 2024.

Reserve   907-669-2537

Valdez Trailers are available Tuesday & Wednesday, but check in for these days must be on Monday.

Rates: $175 per night
Full hook-up (water, electric, and sewage) stationary trailers are pre-positioned in Eagle's Rest RV Park and MAY NOT be moved by customers. Trailers are approx. 30'.
NO smoking in the trailers.

Checking In & Out
Check-in is any time after 1pm
Check-out is before 11am
Customers cannot check in on a Tuesday or Wednesday, but they CAN check out on those days. Customers may also stay THROUGH Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sleeping Space
Each trailer possesses 7 sleeping areas: includes 2 sets of bunk beds, a queen-sized bed, a pull-out couch, and table that folds into a bed.
ODR trailers DO NOT provide any kind of linens; the customer MUST bring their own.

Kitchen Utensils • Dishes (bowls & plates) • Pots & Pans • Cleaning Supplies (minimal) • Microwave • Refrigerator • Toaster • Coffee Maker • Oven

Pet Policy
Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
If the pet goes to the bathroom inside the cabin/trailer/boat, the customer is responsible for completely cleaning the area. If not, the area will be cleaned by a professional source, and the customer will be responsible for the bill.
Customers may not use the dishes and silverware provided in the Valdez trailers to feed their pets.
Do not leave animals unattended in the trailers/cabins for extended periods of time, as they may become disruptive or cause damage to the interior of the property.


Valdez Boat Rentals are unavailable Tuesday & Wednesday.

Rates: $300/day
21' Wooldridge boat with a 150hp engine, 70gal fuel tank and small cabin
Max capacity: 5 people

Customer Information
Customers must attend the mandatory briefing by the dock at 7:30am on the morning of their boat reservation.
Boats leave the dock fully fueled no earlier than 7:30am.
Boats must be returned to the dock no later than 7pm the same day, and they must be fully fueled by the customer.
Eielson ODR does NOT offer overnight boat rentals on our Valdez sea boats.
No children under the age of five are permitted on the boats.
BE AWARE that Eielson boats are not permitted past Bleigh Reef.
Customers should also be extremely mindful of the "imaginary line" drawn between the two buoys in the harbor. Passing these buoys will result in being stopped by the Coast Guard. Any additional offenses after the first warning will result in a minimum fine of $10,000.

Boat Amenities 
Life Vests • Marine Radios • Flares • Fish Finder/GPS • Gaff/Hook • Net • Ice Chest

Boat Operators
Any customer who intends to drive our boats must be in possession of an Eielson-issued boater safety card.
The renter's party will not be allowed to use the boat if the renter is not present.
In the case that multiple boats are rented under one name, the Military ID holder must be present on one of the boats rented when they leave the dock and there must be at least one military (active or retired) member on the other.

Boater Safety Cards
Customers who intend to use our watercraft on any lake other than Bear Lake MUST have the appropriate ElELSON-ISSUED safety card for their boat of choice.
An EIELSON-ISSUED boater safety card can be obtained by visiting the Raven's Nest, Bear Lake Summer Office, or Outdoor Recreation Valdez Eagles Rest RV Park during their normal business hours. A boater safety card must be obtained prior to usage or pick up of the boat. The customer who intends to drive the boat will attend a 45 minute in-person safety course at any of the locations mentioned above. Upon completion of the course, the boater safety card will be issued.

Directions to the Dock
Take a left after the Valdez archway. Follow the road until you reach a stop sign. On the other side of the stop sign, there is a covered pathway. Walk down the pathway and take a left. Follow that down to our boats.

Be Aware
There will be no refunds given or cancellations allowed due to inclement weather, with the exception of a Small Craft Advisory issued by the Coast Guard in the harbor.
There will be no refunds given or cancellations allowed due to Fish Finder or GPS malfunctions on boats. Each boat is equipped with a physical chart of the area.
There will be no refunds given due to docking boats prior to 7pm.

Downriggers/Personal Attachments
Boats are not equipped with fishing poles or down riggers. Customers MAY NOT drill holes into the boats to attach personal down riggers.


Super Deluxe Cabins

These cabins (sites 15 & 18), offer full accommodations, boast a separate bedroom with queen-sized bed, loft, living area with a pull-out couch, dining area, and fireplace, as well as a bathroom with shower and toilet.

Iceman Falls Lodge

Surrounded by the beauty of Alaska's wilderness, our lodge offers a serene retreat. Enjoy outdoor activities, cozy accommodations, and breathtaking views. The Iceman Falls Lodge lift accommodates both the novice and advanced winter enthusiasts. The slope is served by a t-bar lift and is adequately lit to allow use in the long dark winter of Alaska when temperatures are above -20˚. As you near the top, tube users exit to the left and skiers and snowboarders exit to the right. Bring your own gear or rent equipment for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, and cross-country skiiing. The lodge is also available for rent year round.

Saturdays | 10am - 6pm
Lift (Closed Until Further Notice)
Saturday | 12 - 5:30pm, above -20
Closed Federal Holidays


Call or email us to reserve the Lodge!

Rental Agreement

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