The Campbell Tract is a 730-acre natural area used mostly by urban recreationists seeking a piece of Alaska wilderness in the heart of the Anchorage. The tract is a BLM administrative site with a restricted-use airstrip surrounded by Alaskan boreal forest containing twelve miles of non-motorized multi-use trails. The tract is bordered on three sides by city parklands creating an unbroken connection to the Chugach Mountains to the east. Depending on the season, visitors to the tract may encounter moose, fox, coyote, lynx, black bear and brown bear. Campbell Creek meanders through the northern part of the tract and provides spawning habitat for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, silver and king salmon. The tract is also home to the Campbell Creek Science Center, which provides outdoor education programs for people of all ages.
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 all the way to the junction of Elmore Road. Turn south/right onto Elmore Road, go straight through the East 68th stoplight and take an immediate left 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.
4700 BLM Road Anchorage, AK 99507
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