List of Alaska state parks

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Logo of the Alaska State Park system
Campsite at Bluberry Lake SRS in the Chugach Mountains
Denali seen from Denali State Park

Alaska’s state park system is managed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The system contains over 120 units spanning over three million acres (one million two hundred thousand hectares), making it far larger than any other state park system in the United States. The State Park system began in 1970 with the creation of Denali State Park, Chugach State Park and Kachemak Bay State Park, three of the largest and still most popular parks in the state system. Wood-Tikchik State Park is the largest state park in the United States, comprising some 15% of total state park land in the nation. The division manages full state parks, state recreation areas, state recreation sites, and state historic sites.[1]

Anchorage area parks

Copper River Basin area parks

Liberty Falls

Interior Alaska parks

Chena River SRA in autumn, seen from the "Angel Rocks" trail
boat launch at Quartz Lake SRA

Kenai Peninsula area parks

Kachemak Bay
Stormy Lake at Captain Cook SRA

Kodiak Island area parks

Matanuska-Susitna Valley area parks

Lake Louise SRA
Matanuska Glacier seem from the SRA

Prince William Sound area parks

View from Blueberry Lake SRS
Worthington Glacier SRS

Southeast Alaska parks

Southwest Alaska parks

External links

  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources - Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation

References

  1. ^ DeVaugh, Melissa, History of Alaska State Parks
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