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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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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.

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Latest News Release:

Eklutna Lake Motorized Use Closure Through June 15

May 31, 2024 (Anchorage, AK) - In accordance with 11 AAC 12.335 and in order to promote the protection of health and safety for the public and implement appropriate management responsibilities, the area posted encompassing the Eklutna ATV Lot, its immediate vicinity, and motorized use on the Eklutna Lakeside Trail are closed to the public. This closure will be lifted upon completion of phase one of the Eklutna ATV Lot Expansion project scheduled to commence May 5th of 2024. It is anticipated that phase one of the rehabilitation work will conclude on or about June 15, 2024...

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  • 2/13/24 Aircraft Landings in Kachemak Bay are Limited to Certain Areas


Alaska State Parks depends on volunteers to help manage and maintain our parks. Volunteers provide services that would not otherwise be offered. In turn, volunteers receive valuable training and experience for their service. There are several facets to the VIP program. Perhaps one of them is right for you!

Alaska State Parks Volunteers

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