Fees & Reservations
Two of the many ways the Alaska Public Lands Information Center helps visitors enjoy Alaska's Public Lands is by offering annual and lifetime recreational passes and cabin reservations. The Center provides Federal and State recreation passes which include the National Park Pass, Golden Age and Golden Eagle Passports and the Alaska State Parks Annual Day Use Pass. The National Park Pass is good for one year after purchase. This pass will allow the holder entrance into National Parks. With addition of a Golden Eagle hologram, the National Park Pass will allow the holder access to public lands managed by other federal agencies. The Golden Age Passport is a lifetime pass for persons 62 years of age or older. The Golden Access Passport is a lifetime pass for persons with a disability. Both the Golden Age and Golden Access passports are good at many different federal agency managed lands and also provide a discount on camping. The Alaska State Parks Annual Day Use Pass is only available to Alaska Residents. This annual pass is only valid for the calendar year in which it was issued. Disabled Veteran passes can only be acquired at a Department of Natural Resources Public Information Center. In Anchorage call, 907.269.8400 for more information or go to http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/asp/vetpass.htm
In addition to recreation passes, our Center offers reservations for Kenai Fjords National Park cabins. There are three cabins available for rent in the park during the summer. Reservations begin the day after New Years Day. If you do not get your cabin on your first attempt, try later as many cancellations come later in the year. Cabins can generally be reserved Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Check the Kenai Fjords National Park website at http://www.nps.gov/kefj or call us toll free at 866.869.6887 for exact dates and more information concerning cabins.
Did You Know?
Most Alaska jade is found near the Dall, Shungnak and Kobuk Rivers, and Jade Mountain, all north of the Arctic Circle. The stones occur in various shades of green, brown, black, yellow, white and even red. The most valuable are those that are marbled black, white and green.