What We Do
Learn and Explore
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.
Last updated: February 28, 2019