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Celebrate Summer with Alaska's National Parks

Track the long days, wildlife, wildflowers, ranger led events, emerging findings from scientists and more. Follow the splendid season on Alaska's National Park Facebook page and be filled with a zest for our wild outdoors!

Wildland fire learning center

Alaska Wildland Fire Prevention & Preparedness

Prevent and prepare for wildfires and be aware of information resources throughout the wildfire season.

Wildland fire learning center

Alaska Wildland Fire Prevention & Preparedness

Prevent and prepare for wildfires and be aware of information resources throughout the wildfire season.

2014 Denali road lottery

Denali Road Lottery

People may enter the road lottery in May, for a chance to drive the Denali Park Road in September. Learn how to apply and read FAQs about the event.

National park week

Go Wild For Our National Parks

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

painting of brown bear with mountains

Opportunity: Comment on taking wildlife in Alaska national preserves

Photo of art courtesy of 2010 Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Artist-in-Residence Robin Peterson.

Alaska Compendiums

Compendium Commenting Period is Open

The 2014 proposed commenting period is open from January 15, 2014 to February 15, 2014.

History of the Public Lands in Alaska

December marks the anniversary of ANILCA

Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, when signed into law, doubled the size of the National Park System.

Charles House World War 2 veteran interview

What better way to honor Veteran's Day than by experiencing World War II through the words of vets?

Charles House was Navy weatherman on Kiska when the Japanese invaded on June 7, 1942. He eluded capture for 50 days but was finally taken prisoner. Learn about his incredible survival and tales as a captive of the Japanese.

Joseph Sasser World War 2 veteran interview

What better way to honor Veteran's Day than by experiencing World War II through the words of vets?

As part of the 50th Combat Engineers Mississippi native Joseph Sasser was sent to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to help expel Japanese forces entrenched there. Lack of proper clothing and equipment for the harsh Alaskan environment, sleepless nights in fox holes, an arduous battle on what become known as Engineer Hill on Attu and the invasion of Kiska made Joseph's tour in the Aleutians a memorable one.

Alaska wilderness video

Sitka National Historic Park transitions to winter season hours

On October 21st Sitka National Historic Park transitioned to their winter operating hours. Be sure to check parks' operating hours before planning your visit!

2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Procedures

2013 Denali Road Lottery Entry Period Open Through June 30

Get the details on how to enter the 2013 annual Denali Road Lottery which is taking place on September 13, 14, 15, and 16 (Fri - Mon).

News release: N P S - Alaska to Host Open House in Anchorage

NPS - Alaska to Host Open House in Anchorage

Join us on October 17 in Anchorage to talk about the National Park Service's second century and our operations in Alaska. We'll meet in the chalet at Russian Jack Park from 6-8 p.m.

Alaska Park Science Volume 11, Issue 1: Volcanoes of Katmai and the Alaska Peninsula

Alaska Park Science

Volume 11, Issue 1: Volcanoes of Katmai and the Alaska Peninsula

National Park Week in Alaska

Picture Yourself in a Park!

Join us on October 17 in Anchorage to talk about the National Park Service's second century and our operations in Alaska. We'll meet in the chalet at Russian Jack Park from 6-8 p.m.

Proposed compendiums

The Compendium Comment Period is Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in Alaska's National Parks.The comment period is closed.

Video about glaciers in Alaska

Live Chat with Glacier Experts

Join AlaskaNPS for a virtual live chat with glacier experts on Wednesday, February 8 at 10 to 11 a.m. AKST.

Memorial fund for Margaret Anderson

In loving memory of Margaret Anderson

Mount Rainier National Park Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed by an assailant on January 1, 2012. A memorial fund has been set up for her husband and two small children.

Happy holidays video from Denali National Park

Happy Holidays from Denali National Park & Preserve

Park Rangers Jen Raffaeli, Tatum, Carpé, Koven, Cache and the rest of us would like to wish you a very happy holiday season from Denali National Park and Preserve. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.

Glaciers in the Alaska National Parks

Glaciers in the Alaska National Parks

Approximately one fourth (4.6 million acres) of Alaska's glaciers occur within national parks. Glaciers require three conditions to form: abundant snowfall, cool summers, and the gravitational flow of ice.

LaJuly 11, 2014