Alaska State Parks

  • Agency: Alaska State Parks
  • Address: 550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1260, Anchorage, 99501-3557 AK
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Phone: 907-269-8400
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Alaska State Parks is located at 550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 1260, Anchorage, 99501-3557 AK. The Alaska State Parks phone number is 907-269-8400.

Alaska State Parks News

Alaska State Parks is thankful for our U.S. Veterans. The 2019-2020 Disabled U.S Veterans Camping Pass will be available November 13th at the DNR Anchorage and Fairbanks Public Information Center as well as the Area Parks Offices. This pass is free for all disabled Veterans. Thank you for your service. #alaskastateparks #akstateparks http://ow.ly/sNml50jD12i

On this date, in 1955, 55 elected delegates from across Alaska gathered to write a constitution that would become the blueprint for the future State of Alaska. The Alaska Constitutional Convention convened on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Constitution Hall which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places 50 years later on November 3, 2005. Photo credit Sabra McCracken https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/05001196.pdf

We are very thankful for all that our parks bring to our lives! Let's take care of them! (collected trash in Chugach State Park) #alaskastateparks #akstateparks

We are thankful for our 4-legged friends that love to adventure at the Alaska State Park Cabins with us. Check out all the cabins that are available to rent at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/index. Also: please remember to clean up after your pets! #alaskastateparks #akstateparks

On this date, in 1912, eleven Alaska Native men and one Alaska Native woman formed the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB). The ANB and its counterpart, the Alaska Native Sisterhood (ANS) were founded to address racism against Alaska Native peoples and to advocate for their civil rights. The Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, the first facility owned by the organization, was built two years later in Sitka and is now a National Historic Landmark. #nationalnativeamericanheritagemonth

Take some time to get outside this evening and keep and eye out for the northern lights! #northernlights #alaskastateparks #akstateparks

At Alaska State Parks, we are ever thankful for the beautiful mountains that surround us and that we get to call Alaska home. Find the snow this weekend! #alaskastateparks #akstateparks

Since 1990, November has been recognized as National Native American Heritage Month. If you are in Juneau this month join the Sealaska Heritage Institute for their month-long lecture series on Alaska Native Heritage. http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/node/892

There are so many reasons to be thankful, but we could spend every day talking about our amazing volunteers! This past summer, many work parties cleared and maintained trails throughout the state. Many of the heaviest utilized trails throughout the state parks' system are kept up and running because of the volunteers' hard work. Thank a volunteer, be a volunteer!

Does Anchorage’s first snowfall have you dreaming of all your favorite winter actives? Tag a friend that you want to spend a few days with at Byers Lake. Alaska State Parks has 3 cabins available to rent at Byers. Don’t forget to check out cabin access before making your reservation to any Alaska State Park Cabin! #alaskastateparks #akstateparks http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/access.htm http://dnr.alask a.gov/parks/cabins/matsu.htm

Check out the new signs for fat bike riding. Enjoy the parks safely! #alaskastateparks

Current conditions on the backside of Flattop: snowy and awesome! Great day to check out the new switchback trail. #akstateparks #alaskastateparks #chugach

Today marks the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia. The ship sank 40 hours after grounding on the Vanderbilt Reef in the Lynn Canal near Juneau. With all 343 on board being lost, the wreck is the worst maritime accident in the history of British Columbia and Alaska. Among the dead was Walter Harper, the first person to reach the summit of Mount McKinley (now Denali). On June 8 a plaque and interpretive sign commemorating the event were installed by the Pioneers of Alaska-Juneau less than nine miles southeast of the wreck site at Eagle Beach State Recreation Area. https://www.adn.com/opinions/editorials/2018/10/25/a-catastrophic-shipwreck-few-remember-changed-the-course-of-alaska-history/

Executives and Managers: Are you wondering what else to get your staff for the holidays or end-of-season party to thank them for all their hard work this year? How about the gift of health and getting outdoors to relieve stress and stay happy and healthy! We will be selling our 2019 Alaska State Parks Annual Parking Pass beginning mid-November, but if you are interested in a bulk amount (25 or more), contact our Development Specialist, at the following number or email, and you can get yours early. #alaskastateparks #healthy #activepeople Contact Wendy at 907-269-8738 or email: wendy.sailors@alaska.gov for more information.

Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage has posted their 2018-2019 backcountry tour schedule. They are free and a great way to get into the backcountry. Check it out!

Do you like fishing on the Kenai? Well, if Morgan's Landing SRA is your go-to spot, check this out! Big improvements were made to the day use trail this summer. A huge shout-out goes to the local area ranger Melissa, and the team that made it happen. Great work everyone! Most of the funding for this project came from the Recreational Trails Program. See below for before and after.

We have heard it said that if you whistle at the northern lights they will dance for you. The Olnes Pond Cabin located at mile 10.5 of the Elliot Highway is a perfect place to spend the night and do just that! #alaskastateparks http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/north.htm

Thank you to Artist in Residence photographer Sheryl Reily for some beautiful photos of Halibut Cove and Kachemak Bay. For more information about how you can be an "Artist in Residence" in an Alaska state park cabin, visit our website. Spend up to two weeks in a remote cabin and find inspiration to create, whatever your artistic expression is! #alaskastateparks #sherylmareereily #camera_blanket #sherylreily http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/artistinresidence.htm

Plan ahead for your winter adventures: Avalanche safety classes are coming up at REI and October 24 is the first one. Enjoy the parks safely! #alaskastateparks https://www.rei.com/event/avalanche-safety-in-alaska/fairbanks/222087

Tomorrow is International Archaeology Day! If you are in the Anchorage area you can celebrate by attending Archaeology Day at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center on Saturday October 20 from 10-2. Learn about archaeology from a variety of indoor and outdoor activity stations.

Today is Alaska Day, marking the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory from Russia to the United States and the raising of the United States flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867. Every year a reenactment of the transfer ceremony takes place at Baranof Castle State Historic Site in Sitka, the location of the original transfer ceremony. Did you know that Baranof Castle State Historic Site is also a National Historic Landmark? https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/66000162.pdf http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/oha/projects/castlehill.htm Photo taken at last years ceremony.

Ladies! If you are looking for a fun winter sport, REI has spots left in their snowshoeing basics course this evening! Yet another way to get out and enjoy the state parks. #alaskastateparks https://www.rei.com/event/womens-snowshoeing-basics/anchorage/218276

Last week we said goodbye to this guy after 35 years of service with Alaska State Parks, the last 11 years as our esteemed Superintendent of the Mat-Su Region. Thank you Wayne Biessel for your exceptional leadership and willingly taking on extra projects that made a notable difference our world. You will be greatly missed!

Wake up in an Alaska State Park cabin still giddy from a night of telling stories with friends. Tag a friend that you want to tell stories with at the Birch Lake Cabin conveniently located 60 miles outside of Fairbanks at Mile 305.3 of the Richardson Highway! #alaskastateparks http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/cabins/north.htm#blksrs

The Alaska State Parks in the Northern Region has some gems... and it’s a great time of the year to see the Aurora! Below: Chena Pump State Recreation Site in Fairbanks and the Chatanika River north of Fairbanks. #alaskastateparks