Amazing Alaska

Alaska is unique within the National Park Service. Parks in Alaska make up over half (60%) of all the land within the National Park System and include the most remote parks with more than 3,095 miles of coastline and 52 million acres of designated wilderness. Alaska also has the only Arctic parks in the nation.

A dog sled team has run out of snow.
High-latitude Climate Change

All parks in Alaska are showing some ecological impacts from a warming climate. Learn more about what we are doing about it.

Scientists walk down the center of a stream.
Restoration Projects

Learn more about ongoing projects that will restore damaged and degraded freshwater systems in Alaska.

An Arctic landscape in Noatak.
The Arctic

Alaska has the only Arctic parks in the National Park System.

A humpback whale breaches off the coast.
Oceans and Coasts

Alaska's parks protect wild coastlines and marine species.

Volcanic formations from Katmai's Valley of 10,000 smokes.
Alaska's Active Geology

Alaska's dynamic geology includes active volcanoes and glaciers as well as fossils.

A boreal forest
Alaska's Ecoregions

Vegetation, climate, and other physical factors determine biological communities. Learn more about these ecoregions and invasive species.

A sow and her cubs.

Alaska's wild parks protect healthy wildlife populations.

Wilderness in Alaska's Wrangell-St Elias National Park.

Alaska has the largest, most remote wilderness areas in the National Park System.

Last updated: May 24, 2024