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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Salmon leaps out of water, Big Bay in Shuyak Island

Southwest Region


The Southwest Region covers Kodiak Island area State Parks and Wood-tikchik State Park/Lake Aleknagik State Recreation Site.

Kodiak Island Area
There are six state parks in and around Kodiak Island. Ft. Abercrombie State Historical Park, Buskin River State Recreation Site, and Pasagshak River State Recreation Site are on the Kodiak road system. Shuyak Island State Park, Afognak Island State Park, and Woody Island State Recreation Site are accessible by boat or float plane.

Kodiak District Office
1400 Abercrombie Drive
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907)486-6339
Email: dnr.pkskodiak@alaska.gov

Wood-Tikchik State Park and Lake Aleknagik State Recreation Site
At nearly 1.6 million acres, Wood-Tikchik State Park is the largest state park in the nation. This one park encompasses nearly half of the State Park land in Alaska and 15 percent of all state park land in the United States. The park's acreage is quite diverse and includes 12 lakes, over 1,000 acres, rivers up to 60 miles in length, mountains exceeding 5,000 feet in elevation, and extensive lowlands.

Wood-Tikchik State Park
P.O. Box 1822
Dillingham, Alaska 99576

Public-Use Cabins

Afognak Island State Park
★ Discoverer Bay Cabin
★ Laura Lake Cabin
★ Pillar Lake Cabin
★ Waterfall Bay Cabin

Pasagshak River State Recreation Site
★ Pasersaq Cabin

Shuyak Island State Park
★ Deer Haven Cabin
★ Eagle's Nest Cabin
★ Mulcahy View Cabin
★ Salmon Cove Cabin

Woody Island State Recreation Site
★ Tangirnami Cabin

Kodiak Information

You can find Kodiak Island, Shuyak Island, Afognak Island, and Woody Island specific information on the Kodiak Area page.

Wood-Tikchik Information

You can find Wood-Tikchik and Lake Aleknagik specific information on the Wood-Tikchik Area page.

Reservable Facilities

Buskin River State Recreation Site
Ben Aure Picnic Shelter
Buskin Beach Picnic Shelter

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park
Fort Abercrombie SHP Group Area

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