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.

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 handful of Elodea, an aquatic invasive species.
Invasive Species

Invasive species threaten Alaska's wildlands. Learn more about species of concern and how to prevent their spread.

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: July 13, 2023