Operating Hours & Seasons

a park ranger standing by the steps of a brown wooden building

We're here to help plan your trip and talk with you about the park.  Give us a call or stop on by.

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The visitor center is located midway up the eastern-most runway in Port Alsworth, Alaska

Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm
Sunday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed 12-12:30pm daily
Please note: the park remains open 24 hours per day.

Seasonal Closure
The visitor center closes annually Mid September - Late May.
Please note: the park remains open year round.

Visitor Center Services
The visitor center provides exhibits, films, weekly youth programs in the summer, and assistance with trip planning.

Bear resistant canisters are available for loan.

Voluntary backcountry registration forms can be completed by parties venturing into the backcountry and left with rangers at the visitor center. This form is used for informational purposes only. It can assist rangers with a rescue in the event that a third party calls the park to report a party overdue. Please note: The National Park Service does not track your party's progress through the park. We recommend that you leave a copy of your itinerary with a friend or relative for safety purposes.

Contact Information
Information for how to contact rangers at the park visitor center, park headquarters, Port Alsworth field office, or Homer field office is available on the Contact Us page.

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