A System of Dreams
That's what Neil Johannsen, the longest-serving director of Alaska State Parks, calls the state agency that started out simply—the result of the dreams of a few hardy individuals—and now oversees more than 156 park units from Alaska's far north to the tips of Southeast. Alaska's park system encompasses some three-million acres of land and water; by far the most acreage of any state park system in the country.
Latest News Release:
Big Lakes and Rocky Lake campgrounds to open by end of May
May 10, 2022 (Palmer, AK) - The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will open Big Lake North, Big Lake South, and Rocky Lake Campgrounds – and will be managing the campgrounds on a first-come, first-served basis. DNR staff is planning to have these areas open by the end of May...
4/8/22 Mat-Su partner receives Helmsley grant for Independence Mine work
3/30/22 Bings Landing boat launch on Kenai River to be temporarily closed
2/1/22 Kenai Peninsula state parks recruiting for advisory board members
11/22/21 Alaska State Parks to waive parking fees day after Thanksgiving
Alaska State Parks depends on volunteers to help manage and maintain our parks. Volunteers provide services that would not otherwise be offered. In turn, volunteers receive valuable training and experience for their service. There are several facets to the VIP program. Perhaps one of them is right for you!
"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."
Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
550 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907