Description - *This information is provided by Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation*
Because of the elevation, which is above treeline, the ice sometimes remains on the lake until July.
The great fishing opportunities and the simple beauty of this alpine campground continue to bring people back to the area year after year.
- The boat launch provides access to some excellent fishing. The fish population is all natural and not stocked. Arctic Grayling, lake trout and burbot are all found in Fielding Lake.
Recreation - This rustic campground has 17 sites, a boat launch, and toilets. Fielding Lake State Recreation Site also offers a public use cabin, which is available by reservation.
Climate - The climate in Alaska varies with terrain and region. The south-central region of the state is most temperate because it is protected from cold northern winds by the Alaska Range. The large bodies of water that lies closely to this area create a stabilizing factor for the air temperature. Southeast Alaska is wet. An average of 80 inches of rain comes to this region directly from the Gulf of Alaska.
In contrast to the southeastern region, the interior receives very little precipitation. The winters are long in this region with spring, summer and fall taking place from May through September. The western coast of Alaska experiences long, cold winters and short, chilly summers. This area is very far north and at the mercy of huge water bodies that don't warm. Southwestern Alaska experiences foggy, wet summers with high temperatures reaching 60 degrees F. Winters are severe on this long peninsula of land with storms rising from the surrounding waters frequently. The average rainfall for the region is 75 inches/year.
Fielding Lake State Recreation Site is two miles west of the Richardson Highway at mile 200.5.