What We Do

colorful northern lights about trees in Denali National Park
Northern Lights dance across the sky in early April in Denali National Park (NPS Photo / Katie Thoresen).

A national park the size of Massachusetts. North America‘s tallest mountain. Human history stretching back 10,000 years. A mix of vast landscapes and small settlements rich in America‘s history, the magnitude and breadth of Alaska and her national parks can be difficult to comprehend but richly rewarding to explore. Alaska is home to 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, plus 50 National Historic Landmarks and 16 National Natural Landmarks. Together these represent a natural and cultural legacy spread across a unique American landscape.

Park superintendents and their staff are based in or close to the parks areas they manage, with additional regional management and technical program staff located in Anchorage. The Park Service also manages visitor centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks, which can provide a wide range of information on national parks and other public lands. We work together in fulfillment of the National Park Service's mission.


park researchers collect data on trail


For employment opportunities in the Alaska region, visit USAjobs.gov.

arrival of the canoes at the grand opening of the Huna Tribal House in Glacier Bay National Park

Native Liaison

The Native Liaison works with federally recognized tribal governments in Alaska.

A group loads gear onto a commercial plane in Denali National Park and Preserve.

Do Business With Us

Find information on providing commercial services and more in Alaska's parks.

Park Staff in Lake Clark National Park


The administrative staff supports Alaska parks and staff in the regional office.

Caribou in Denali NP


Learn about the Offices of Resource Stewardship and Science.

Regional Director Bert Frost

Regional Director

Regional director Bert Frost represents the Alaska Region to the director of the National Park Service.

A ranger talks to park visitors in Kenai Fjords National Park

Communications and Operations

Learn about the roles of the Offices of Communications and Operations.

Last updated: February 28, 2019