in the Fairbanks North Star Borough - FNSB
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Geography and Climate
- Harding-Birch Lakes is located 4 miles southeast of the junction of the Salcha and Tanana Rivers, 38 miles northwest of Big Delta. It lies on the Richardson Highway between Harding Lake and Birch Lake.
- Interior Alaska experiences seasonal temperature extremes. Average January temperatures range from -19 to -2 °F; average July temperatures range from 49 to 71 °F. Annual precipitation averages 11.5 inches, with 67.8 inches of snowfall.
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- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The lake was originally reported by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1909 as "Salchaket Lake." The lake was later named for Warren Harding, the 29th President of the U.S., who visited Alaska just before his death.
- Harding Lake is a summer recreation site for Fairbanks residents. There are a large number of recreatonal-use homes in the area and only a few residents remain year-round.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- The Richardson Highway provides access to Fairbanks and Anchorage, as well as the lower-48 states.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
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