A System of Dreams
That’s what Neil Johannsen, the longest-serving director of Alaska State Parks, calls the state agency that started out simply—the result of the dreams of a few hardy individuals—and now oversees more than 159 park units from Alaska’s far north to the tips of Southeast. Alaska’s park system encompasses some three-million acres of land and water; by far the most acreage of any state park system in the country.
Latest News Release:
Last section of Kenai River to reopen to boaters
September 20, 2019 (Kenai, AK) – The last section of the Kenai River closed during the Swan Lake fire will reopen for boating on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The southern channel of the Kenai River between River Mile 69.5 and 71.5 had been closed to support firefighting efforts, but recent rain and suppression efforts will allow this section of river to reopen at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow...
9/4/19 Burn closure to be lifted for Kenai Peninsula and Mat-Su boroughs
8/15/19 Albert Loop Trail at Eagle River Nature Center is temporarily closed
7/17/19 State campfire closure in Southcentral Alaska to end Thursday
7/9/19 Parks, Forestry extend ban on campfires in Interior, Southcentral
Alaska State Parks depends on volunteers to help manage and maintain our parks. Volunteers provide services that would not otherwise be offered. In turn, volunteers receive valuable training and experience for their service. There are several facets to the VIP program. Perhaps one of them is right for you!
"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."
Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation
550 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907