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!
Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, when signed into law, doubled the size of the National Park System.
Alaska Region Highlights
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.
In addition to individual parks providing press releases, the Alaska Regional Office occasionally provides press releases as well.
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 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.