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:
Risk of human-bear conflicts closes Eagle River’s Albert Loop Trail
August 11, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) - Bears returning to feed on salmon near the Eagle River Nature Center have prompted Alaska State Parks managers to close the Albert Loop Trail and nearby areas, effective Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m...
5/28/21 Bird to Gird trail maintenance continues through grant and volunteers
3/1/21 Extra $1 million available for Recreational Trail Program grants
2/1/21 Nominees sought for Kenai River and K-Bay citizen advisory boards
1/15/21 Proposed Revisions to Fee Regulations
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