The State of Alaska (NPS, USA)

Heading west toward Bristol Bay and eventually entering the Arctic Ocean, the Alagnak Wild River has its origins in the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park and Preserve in King Salmon, Alaska.

  • Wild River


    Alaskan Town of King Salmon

    The Alagnak Wild River's source is in Katmai National Park and Preserve's rugged Aleutian Range. The Alagnak River meanders across the stunning Alaska Peninsula, heading west towards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea and providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultural history of southwest Alaska.

    Rafters on the Alganak Wild River
  • Acclaimed Alaskan Public Domains

    A.K.A. Anchorage

    The parks, forests, and refuges of Alaska offer a wide range of experiences. Helping visitors and locals alike have positive, enriching experiences on Alaska's public lands while also encouraging them to protect the state's natural and cultural treasures is the primary goal of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers. All ages can take advantage of the trip-planning services, interpreting services, and educational opportunities offered by these hubs.

    Photo of touchable historic three-dimensional map at the Alaska public lands information Center
  • The Concept of a National Historic District

    World War II Aleutian Islands

    Location: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska

    Aleutian Islands, home to Unangax (Aleut) people for over 8,000 years, became a hotly contested battleground in the Pacific during World War II. Unangax civilians were uprooted en masse as Japanese forces invaded and occupied two islands in this thousand-mile-long archipelago during a 15-month air war that culminated in one of the deadliest battles of World War II's Pacific Theater.

    Image of four aviators at leisure, playing cribbage
  • Protected Area and National Monument


    Salmon King, Alaska

    Aniakchak is one of the wildest and least visited areas in the National Park System due to its geographical isolation and harsh climate. An impressive six-mile (10 km) wide and 2,500 ft (762 m) deep caldera formed during a massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago; this landscape serves as a vivid reminder of Alaska's location on the volcanically active "Ring of Fire."

    Aerial view of Aniakchak Caldera taken from northern rim
  • Park Service

    Nome, AK

    During the Pleistocene Epoch, the distribution of life in the Western Hemisphere was profoundly impacted by the location of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Inhabitants of native communities, who have done so for many generations, depend on the land for survival. A landscape like this does not exist anywhere else; it is wild and ecologically sound.

    Breathtaking autumn colors in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • National Treasure

    Krusenstern Cape

    Alaska; Kotzebue

    The monument stretches for 70 miles along the coast of the Chukchi Sea, located well above the Arctic Circle. Throughout the past five thousand years, humans have left their mark on more than 114 beach ridges. The Inupiat are still making use of it today. Shorebirds from as far away as South America can find refuge in the vast wetlands. Wildflowers carpet the ground, and qiviut fibers from muskoxen can be seen in the bushes among hikers and boaters.

    Chunks of melting sea ice along a shoreline and subsistence camps on the beach in the background.
  • State and Federally Protected Lands


    Park, Alaska, Denali

    Six million acres of Denali's wilderness are split in two by a single highway. Along it, visitors can watch the lowland taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, all the way up to Denali, the highest peak in North America at 20,310 feet. Large and small wild animals alike continue to exist in their traditional habitats, free of human interference. You will find peace and quiet in the wilderness.

    pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain
  • It's a national park and preserve.

    Northern Doorways

    In and around Bettles, Alaska

    No trails or roads exist in this vast area. Travelers find pristine ecosystems where people have coexisted with the land for thousands of years. There are glacier-carved valleys where wild rivers flow, ancient trails used by migrating caribou, and summer days that last forever followed by winter nights illuminated by the aurora borealis. It has changed little over the years, thanks to nature alone.

    Image of mountains and river
  • To protect and preserve a national park

    Bay de Glacier

    Alaska; Gustavus

    Covering 3 Glacier Bay National Park, located in Alaska's Inside Passage, is a must-see with its three million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords. The park is a quarter of Alaska's 25 million acre World Heritage Site, making it one of the world's largest international protected areas. Glacier Bay is a place of boundless potential for exploration and ingenuity, from sea to summit.

    Winter light on the Fairweather Range
  • Culture and History of the Inuit

    To the town of Barrow, Alaska

    The Iupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska, tells the story of the Iupiat people on the top of the world. Hunting the bowhead, or "Agviq," they have survived for thousands of years in one of the harshest climates on Earth. During the 19th century, commercial whalers from New England flocked to these isolated seas in search of the bowhead for its valuable baleen and blubber.

    Three Iñupiat men paddling a whaling boat
  • This is a national park and preserve, which is a protected area.


    Kingdom of Salmon, Alaska

    The ground beneath our feet is teeming with the life of the land, teeming with creatures that bring us back to our wild roots. In 1918, Katmai was created to shield the area around Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes from further volcanic destruction. In addition to providing sanctuary for salmon and thousands of brown bears, today's Katmai National Park and Preserve preserves 9,000 years of human history.

    Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls
  • Nature preserve

    Fjords of Kenai

    Seward, AK

    There is still glacial land at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula. The Harding Icefield, the crowning feature of the Kenai Fjords, is the source of nearly forty glaciers. Cold waters and verdant forests provide a haven for a variety of animals near this massive ice sheet. The Sugpiaq used these to sustain a lifestyle intertwined with the ocean. The effects of our altering climate are now visible in receding glaciers.

    Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Theme Park

    Locale of Kobuk

    City of Kotzebue, Alaska

    Kobuk Valley National Park is home to a variety of wildlife and landscapes, including caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, and Onion Portage. Half a million migrating caribou pass through, leaving a maze of tracks in the sand. The Kobuk River is a historic and modern wildlife migration route. At Onion Portage, caribou have been gathered by swimmers for the past 9000 years. The illustrious history continues even in the present.

    Image of sand dunes
  • Reserved as a National Park

    Lake Clark

    Geographical Location: Port Alsworth, Alaska

    The landscape of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is breathtaking. Hot volcanoes, spawning salmon, foraging bears, and jagged peaks all reflect in turquoise lakes. The local population and way of life still rely heavily on the environment and its resources. Head to the park and merge with nature.

    Fall colors dot a landscape with towering mountain peaks and turquoise lakes in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
  • Park Service


    Alaska; Kotzebue

    The Noatak River region is home to some of the Arctic's most impressive plant and animal diversity because it is located in one of North America's largest mountain-ringed river basins with a largely unspoiled ecosystem. National wild and scenic river describes the river's status. It's a beautiful place to go on a float trip, with destinations ranging from the heart of the Brooks Range to the Chukchi Sea.

    Ice crystals form on ground vegetation
  • National Monument or Park


    Sitka, AK

    Sitka National Historical Park is located on an island among towering spruce and hemlock, and it preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and local Kiks. A Tlingit term: ádi The park is home to rare relics of Russia's colonial legacy in North America, including totem poles from the Tlingit and Haida regions and the restored Russian Bishop's House.

    Two totem poles overlook spruce and hemlock forest, tidal flats and ocean.
  • Protected Area and National Park

    Wrangel–St. Elias

    Alaska, Copper Center

    Wrangell-St With an elevation of 18,008 feet, Elias is a huge national park that stretches from the coast inland. At 13 Two million acres is the same size as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and all of Switzerland put together. People have been making a living off the land in this area of extreme wilderness for centuries. The possibilities for exploration in this wild and beautiful land are endless.

    Winter in the Wrangells
  • Protected Area of National Significance

    Charley Rivers and the Yukon

    Eagle, AK

    Yukon-Charley Rivers, found in Interior Alaska, is a largely uncharted region ripe for exploration. Lifelong recollections will be made whether you choose to float the mighty Yukon or paddle the whitewater of the Charley. You'll get to learn about and explore the area's geology, culture, history, gold rush relics, wildlife, and expansive landscapes. However, being alone will be the most significant factor. There's a whole world out there waiting for you to explore it.

    The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Species Profile: Polar Bear
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Species Profile: Polar Bear

When compared to other bears, polar bears have longer necks, narrower heads, and smaller ears. Their outer coat is white or yellow and made of water-repellent hair, and their undercoat is dense. Its big feet are an adaptation for swimming and walking on ice. Their feet are almost entirely furred.

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Alaska's Best Seasons, Based on Average Temperatures
Alaska's Best Seasons, Based on Average Temperatures

Not all information in this article (e.g., references) is current as of the release of COVID 19. g hours of operation) may not be current. Given Alaska's size, it should come as no surprise that the state's climate varies greatly from region to region. The region's location far to the north of

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Hotel prices in Fairbanks, Alaska, start at  per night at one of these 18 top spots.
Hotel prices in Fairbanks, Alaska, start at per night at one of these 18 top spots.

Budget hotels in Fairbanks start at per night, with options like the Super 8 by Wyndham Fairbanks (from $106), the Borealis Inn (from ), Pike's Waterfront Lodge (from $115), and more.

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the Alaskan Mountains
the Alaskan Mountains

Denali (or Mount McKinley) is the highest and most prominent mountain in Alaska, standing at an impressive 20,308 feet (6,190 meters) in height.

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