Stop to Take a Look, Denali National Park & Preserve (NPS Photo)
Stop to Take a Look, Denali National Park & Preserve (NPS Photo)
  • Hiker high up on the side of a snowy mountain smiling while overlooking the landscape

    Stop to Take a Look, Denali National Park & Preserve (NPS Photo)

  • Brown and green rolling tundra stretches to the horizon

    Rolling Tundra, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (NPS Photo)

  • Five muskox standing in the brown and orange tundra

    Muskox, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (NPS Photo)

  • Colorful tents and tools spot a snowy landscape

    Kahiltna Basecamp, Denali National Park & Preserve (NPS Photo)

  • A rocky mountainous rim creates a giant geographic bowl

    Aerial View of Aniakchak Caldera, Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve (NPS Photo- Roy Wood)

  • Jagged brown peaks lit by soft light

    Arrigetch Alpenglow, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve (NPS Photo)

  • Totem Raising, Sitka National Historical Park

    Totem Raising, Sitka National Historical Park (NPS Photo)

  • Wide eyes looking out from an unfinished wood-carved totem

    Totem Sculpture, Sitka National Historical Park (NPS Photo)

  • Green hills rise into rocky mountains across the turquoise waters of Lake Clark

    A Panoramic View, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (NPS Photo)

Welcome to Your Alaska National Parks

Alaska is expansive and diverse. Its magnitude is difficult to comprehend, but its rewards are many. For climate and topography, the "Great Land" constitutes a virtual subcontinent. Within this vast landscape, Alaska hosts 15 national parks, preserves, monuments and national historical parks. Additionally, the National Park Service plays varying roles in the administration of 13 national wild rivers, two affiliated areas and a national heritage area. Alaska is also home to 49 National Historic Landmarks and 16 National Natural Landmarks. As stewards of these vast resources and partners with others involved in conservation efforts, Park Service employees work closely with communities to extend the benefits of national parks and NPS programs. We’ve been involved in designing sustainable trails, working in schools, providing technical expertise in historic building restoration, and many more activities. Together the park areas and programs we manage in Alaska represent a natural and cultural legacy spread across a unique American landscape. Whether you’re planning a trip to Alaska or visiting virtually, the Alaska Region of the National Park Service can help. Welcome!


News & Events

Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

Fish sampled in four Alaskan parks have tested positive for mercury and in some cases exceeded State of Alaska unlimited human consumption thresholds for women and children.

Explore Their World, Bears in the National Parks

National park bears star in a new Disneynature film opening April 18. First week ticket sales benefit the National Park Foundation.

Want to Work in Alaska?

Have you always dreamed of spending your summer in a beautiful setting like Alaska? Learn More!

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Go Wild For Our National Parks

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Celebrate National Park Week, April 19-27. Free admission to any National Park. Learn more.

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Alaska Region Highlights

  • Alaska Parks

    Alaska Parks

    We care for those special places in Alaska saved by the American people as a part of a national system of parks so that all may experience our heritage.

  • Press Room

    Press Room

    In addition to individual parks providing press releases, the Alaska Regional Office occasionally provides press releases as well.

  • Photos and Videos

    Photos & Videos

    National Park Service photos are in the public domain. If you use one of our pictures, be sure to credit the photographer and the National Park Service.

  • Alaska Park Science Journal

    Alaska Park Science

    Alaska Park Science is a semi-annual journal that shares what we are learning in Alaska's national parks through the study of their vital cultural and natural resources.

Last Updated: April 17, 2014