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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Denali Overlook - Courtesy of Thomas Bol Photography

Mat-Su Region

Alaska Veteran's Memorial

Alaska Veteran's Memorial
"We dedicate this place to the remembrance of the veterans of Alaska who have served their country at home and throughout the world. We honor their heroism and dedication."


★ Historic Features -
★ Visitor Center
★ Toilets -
★ Water -
★ Picnic Sites
★ Trails
★ No Parking Fee

Useful Information

Denali State Park Brochure


★ Memorial and historical features
★ Hiking trails
★ Viewing Denali
★ Picnicking

Winter Closure ~ The Alaska Veteran's Memorial is closed for the winter season. We will re-open with an official ceremony hosted by the Alaskan Veterans Motorcycle Club on Sunday May 26th, at their annual Memorial Day event.

The Alaska Veteran's Memorial is located within Denali State Park at mile 147.1 between Anchorage and Fairbanks.

The memorial consists of five 20-foot tall concrete panels, one each to represent the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, arranged in a semi-circle. A statue of two Alaska Territorial Guards, carved by Canadian sculptor George Pratt, greet you at the entrance. On each panel is a short history of that branch's contribution to Alaska.

The Denali State park is 325,240 acres, almost one-half the size of Rhode Island. The park provides visitors with a great variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from roadside camping to wilderness exploration.

The visitor center at the Memorial is usually open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Milepost 147.1 Parks Highway

Driving Directions:
Located along Alaska Route 3 (the George Parks Highway), approximately 240 miles north of Anchorage, 187.6 miles south of Fairbanks, and 73.9 miles south of Healy. In Talkeetna, approximately 100 miles north of Anchorage.

Mission Statement

"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."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700