Otter Lake

Otter Lake

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Otter Lake Camping Area

Location

Installation
JBER-Richardson, AK
GPS Coordinates
61.291292, -149.742584
Location Information
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Anchorage, AK
RV Gate Coordinates
61.226289, -149.778633

Directions

Directions
FROM BONIFACE GATE: Go through the gate and turn right at the second stop light. Continue on Vandenburg Ave. Turn right on Davis Hwy. then turn left on Otter Lake Rd. Follow the signs to Otter Lake. ---- FROM RICHARDSON GATE: Take the "Fort Richardson/Artic Valley" exit off AK-1 (Glenn Highway). Turn to the north towards the base and go through the security gate. RV's should use the right car lane (not the commercial lane). Long RV's will still be able to wind through the maze. Once through the gate, you will be on "D Street". Stay on D Street as it winds through base. D Street eventually ends at a "Y turn". Stay to the RIGHT, turning onto Otter Lake Road. Continue past the Black Spruce Travel Camp for another mile. The paved road turns to gravel and continue another 1.1 miles. Otter Lake Road will make a turn left at this point. The recreation area is another mile down the road. ---- Check-in at boat house, or self-registration after hours.

Map

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Map of Otter Lake

Contact Information

Phone Number
(907) 384-6245

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD civilians, Guests.
Season
May - Oct
Reservations
Not accepted for the campground.
Internet Access
None at the campground. WiFi is available back on the main base at the food court.
Pet Information
Allowed with the usual leash and clean-up rules. Limit of 2 dogs.
Campground Information
Showers are $5 per person. No swimming allowed in the lake. "iSportsman Program" required to fish, boat etc. Information at http://www.jber.isportsman.net. Log Cabin sleeps 6. Other cabins sleep 4. Cabins price based on type of cabin. Most cabins have a wood burning stove, more expensive cabins are furnished. Limit of 4 tents per site. After the first tent, additional tents are $5 each.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
10% off with FSS card.
Facilities
Rental paddle boats, paddle boards, and canoes are available. Paintball.
Amenities
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Shoppete
  • Snack Bar
  • Class VI
  • Movie Theater
  • Post Office
  • Car Wash

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV
?
15
$17
N/A
N/A
Tent
15
None
$12
N/A
N/A
Log Cabin
1
Electric
$50
N/A
N/A
Cabins
7
None
$25 - $45
N/A
N/A

Other Information

DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

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Weather Information

A National Wildlife and Loon Sanctuary, Otter Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing couple of days.  The lake includes BBQ grills, picnic tables, volleyball court, a playground & a horseshoe pit. Camping, cottages, and cabins are available.

Photos

Otter Lake Rentals
Otter Lake Boat House
Otter Lake Cabin
Otter Lake Cabin
Otter Lake
Otter Lake

Videos

Video Tour of Otter Lake, JBER, AK

Attachments

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    File Type
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  • Otter Lake Brochure
    Brochure with information on Otter Lake.
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User reviews

2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.1
Location 
 
4.5  (2)
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0  (2)
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0  (2)
Value 
 
4.0  (2)
Overall Experience 
 
4.0  (2)
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Sept. 5, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Otter Lake has 17 no hook up RV spaces and 7 tent spaces. The listed info above is not correct. The RV spaces are about three times larger than most RV sites and the space between each site is huge. Even if the park was full each RVer would have tons of room. When we camped here for two nights we were the only people in the park - no other RVers and no tenters. Otter Lake is about five miles from the main part of the Fort Richardson side of JBER. The last mile or so of road to the campground is dirt, but it's a decent road. The campground is so isolated there are lots of moose here - we saw six in one day. Black bears are also frequently seen and bear precautions must be taken seriously. The only possible negative about the campground is it is in the flight path for the Elmendorf planes. They don't fly too often and we actually enjoyed seeing and hearing them pass low overhead. Distant train noise can be heard a handful of times throughout the day and night. We loved this place and much prefer it over the Elmendorf famcamp and the RIchardson travel camp.
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June 8, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Visited the Otter Lake Recreation Area and was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful lake with wonderful mountains in the background. There's cabins, a boat house, boat rentals, and camping sites on the north end of the lake. Not an RV park, but rustic camping in a beautiful setting. I can see this being a popular location during the summer. I just don't understand why they charge more for an RV than a tent.
Otter Lake Camping Area
Otter Lake
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