Find out about Alaska’s parks, forests and refuges at your Alaska Center

Alaska’s parks, forests and refuges are rich and varied. The Anchorage Interagency Visitor Center helps visitors and residents to have meaningful, safe, enjoyable experiences on public lands, and encourages them to sustain the natural and cultural resources of Alaska. This center and three others statewide provide trip-planning, interpretation, and education for all ages.

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Wildland fire fighter is lighting a backfire

Wildfires in Alaska

Fire is a part of the natural environmental cycle as well as a potential destroyer of life, property, and resources.

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Small brown-colored cabin with porch in a wooded setting. Two people standing in front of its white door.

Overnight in the Backcountry

If you want to get away to a wilderness cabin, state and federal agencies in Alaska give you more than 250 opportunities.

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Large front view of a brown bear looking at the camera.

Bear Viewing in Alaska

Alaska's bears have always been a popular attraction among visitors. Maybe it's because Alaska has all three types of American bear!

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A cartoon picture of a ranger and a child entitled Our Wild Neighbors. An eagle is flying in the background.

Kid's Games & Activities

Kids can connect to interactive games, view an age-appropriate podcast on bear safety, learn about Leave No Trace from a puppet video, and more.

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