Alaska State Park Facts

From high alpine tundra to temperate rainforests, the state's diversity of landscapes is reflected in the parks, historic sites, recreation area, trails, preserves, and special management areas that comprise the Alaska State Park System - a collection of 123 units ranging in size from the half-acre Potter Section House State Historic Site to the 1.6-million-acre Wood-Tikchik State Park.

Recreational opportunities are equally varied: hike through fields of lupine; pick blueberries under the midnight sun; snowmachine in Denali country; observe a pod of orcas from your sea kayak; or fish the world famous Kenai River.

Alaska State Park units are an essential component of the Alaska lifestyle, with locals participating in wilderness recreation at a rate twice that of the national average. Alaskans make up over two-thirds of the 5.4 million annual visitors to our parks. Outdoors is "where it's at" in the last frontier, and with a square mile of land for every resident, we have plenty of room for you to find your Alaska!

Alaska State Parks encompasses over 3.3 million acres of rugged, unspoiled terrain, the Alaska State Parks System provides endless recreational opportunities year-round, and is a priceless resource for residents and visitors alike.