The state parks are located within the Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest national forest, which covers most of Southeast Alaska and surrounds the famous Inside Passage. The various parks offer chances to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of "wild" Alaska. From these parks, you can hike near glaciers or on boardwalk trails, fish in streams or the ocean, or just relax at a remote cabin.
These are primarily island parks that are easily accessed by small boat and float planes. These marine parks are popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping.