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:
Aircraft Landings in Kachemak Bay are Limited to Certain Areas
February 13, 2024 (Kenai, AK) - The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation would like to remind pilots and outdoor enthusiasts that aircraft landings in Kachemak Bay State Park are limited to specific areas and strictly enforced in the areas not allowed, including Grewingk Lake, a popular backcountry ice skating location...
11/22/23 Free Parking at All Alaska State Parks on Friday
11/14/23 State Parks 2024 Parking Pass Available, Prices Go Up Jan. 1
8/30/23 Bird Point event welcomes community to see accessible updates
8/10/23 Risk of human-bear conflict closes Eagle River Albert Loop Trail
4/12/23 "Dinosaur Parcel" on Kasilof River conserved
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"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
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