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Alaska Parks and Recreation

Discover Alaska is an online directory designed to provide information on Alaska parks and wildlife areas for planning your vacations, travels, weekend getaways, or holiday adventures to Alaska!

This category contains Alaska Parks and Recreation resources and information on the state's parks, wildlife areas, recreation areas, historical properties, sightseeing and other areas of interest to visitors of this state.

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Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Cape Krusenstern National Monument is a treeless coastal plain dotted with sizable lagoons and backed by gently rolling limestone hills. The monument preserves sites where Eskimo communities existed for thousands of years.

Park Location: Arctic Circle

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park & Preserve features North America's highest mountain, 20,320-foot tall Mount McKinley. The park encompasses a scenic region of the Alaska Range and contains Mount McKinley, or Denali, the highest peak in North America, at 20,320 ft.

Includes: Mt. McKinley National Park and International Biosphere Reserve

Park Location: Denali National Park

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Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area encompasses the historic footprint of the U.S. Army base Fort Schwatka. Located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska, the fort was one of four coastal defense posts built.

Park Location: Aleutian Islands

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Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is located in Alaska's Brooks Range.

Includes: National Monument, National Park and Preserve, Wilderness Area, and Biosphere Reserve.

Park Location: Brooks Range

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Alagnak Wild River

Alagnak Wild River, national wild and scenic river established in 1980. Located in southwestern Alaska, the Alagnak River originates at Kukaklek Lake in the Katmai National Park and Preserve and flows for 111 km (69 mi).

Park Location: Southwest Alaska

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Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and National Monument

The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote national park areas, located on the Seward Peninsula in northwest Alaska. This land bridge was exposed when earth's water froze into glacial masses, causing the sea level to lower.

Park Location: Seward Peninsula

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides opportunities for adventure, a living laboratory for observing the ebb and flow of glaciers, and a chance to study life as it returns in the wake of retreating ice. Includes: National Monument, National Park and Preserve, Biosphere Reserve, and World Heritage Site

Park Location: Southeast

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Many of these Alaska park and recreation areas have activities such as biking, hiking, watersports, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, climbing, and skiing on the premises or nearby.

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