- Alaska State Parks
Alaska is big, wild, and scenic, with a state park system to match. Encompassing more than 3.3 million acres of rugged, unspoiled terrain, the Alaska State Park System provides endless recreational opportunities year-round, and is a priceless resource.
- Chugach State Park
Beyond the foothills at Anchorage’s edge lies the third largest state park in America – a half-million acres of some of the most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, snowmachining, rafting, and climbing in Alaska.
- Denali National Park
From a short day-trip to an extended backcountry adventure, Denali has the makings for among your most memorable national park experiences.
- Gates of the Arctic National Park
Traveling through this vast wilderness you will discover craggy ridges, glacier carved valleys and fragile flowers. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years.
- Glacier Bay National Park
The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes.
- Katmai National Park
Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano.
- Kenai Fjords National Park
At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age still lingers. In Kenai Fjords, glaciers, earthquakes, and ocean storms are the architects.
- Lake Clark National Park
Established in 1980 to protect scenic beauty (volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers, and waterfalls), populations of fish and wildlife, watersheds essential for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyle of local residents.
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Wrangell-St. Elias provides opportunities for lifetimes of backcountry exploration. Hike its mountains, float its rivers, ski its glaciers, or fly over this landscape and you witness living geology.
Outdoor Ethics and Stewardship
- Alaska Conservation Core
Alaska State Parks has seasonal jobs for Alaskans through the Alaska Conservation Corps (ACC). Tasks will vary and may include trail work, maintenance, fee station, or office work.
- Alaska State Parks Volunteer Program
Here you will find postings for needed volunteers at Alaska State Parks. Helping out can be a great way to get some experience in the parks, meet great people, and enjoy the Alaskan outdoors.
- Leave No Trace
‘Leave No Trace’ principals make sure that we will all be able to enjoy the Alaskan backcountry for a long time to come.
Other Recommended Blogs
- Andrew Skurka
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- Ground Truth Trekking
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- The Roaming Dials
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