When you need to get away from everything and immerse yourself in remote Alaskan wilderness, Galbraith Lake beckons. The jet charter airport at Galbraith Lake, Alaska, is the easiest access to the nearby Galbraith Lake Campground.
The campground, maintained by the Bureau of Land Management, is perfect for self-reliant, experienced campers. Camp amenities are humble, with a few picnic benches and a pit toilet. Anything else you need, you will need to bring in yourself. That said, the pay-off is extraordinary! Traveling this deep into Alaska puts you right in the middle of an awe-inspiring, unspoiled landscape. Snow-capped mountains in every direction, and glacier-fed streams sustaining nearby flora and wildlife.
The 4-mile-long lake was created by glaciers, and is a great place to fish for lake trout, grayling and burbot, also known as freshwater cod. Photographers love this area for amazing wildlife and landscape photography. And, of course, during the dark months, Galbraith Lake is treated to a spectacular light show by the Northern Lights.
Galbraith Lake is 140 miles south of Deadhorse, and 360 miles north of Fairbanks via the Dalton Highway. Your best bet is to charter a flight from one of those centers.
The Galbraith Lake airport has a 5,182-foot gravel runway, which limits your options for charter aircraft. Rugged charter turboprops like the Beechcraft King Air 90 can handle an unpaved runway. Larger jet aircraft may require paved surfaces for safe operation. But if you are ready for adventure, Galbraith Lake is ideal for wilderness enthusiasts.