Parks & Public Lands
Looking for wild landscapes and wide open spaces? Alaska has an astounding number of parks and public lands that offer outdoor adventures at every turn. With over 322 million acres of public lands — that’s over three times the size of the state of California — the opportunities for exploration are endless.
Alaska’s most famous and iconic public lands are our national parks. The state is home to about 60% of the United States’ total national park lands at 56 million acres. Denali National Park & Preserve, Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, and Katmai National Park & Preserve are the most well-known of our 8 national parks, but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our diverse range of national parks, historical parks, monuments, preserves, rivers, and wildlife refuges.
In addition to national parks, Alaska has the United States’ largest state park system, with 3.2 million acres in 120 state parks spanning every region of the state.
Our parks and public lands are vast and varied, from sand dunes to the tallest mountain in North America to rugged coastal islands, highlighting Alaska’s wildlife, natural beauty, Alaska Native culture, and history. A wealth of activities are at your fingertips in Alaska’s parks and public lands, including hiking, camping, rafting, flightseeing, day cruising, fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, Alaska Native cultural opportunities, northern lights viewing, historical landmarks, and so much more.
Parks & Public Lands By Region
|Arctic National Wildlife Refuge||Bering Land Bridge National Preserve|
|Cape Krusenstern National Monument||Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve|
|Kobuk Valley National Park||Noatak National Preserve|
|Selawik National Wildlife Refuge|
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