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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

ATTENTION: Campfire closures remain in effect for the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough and Copper River Basin from Glennallen south to Valdez. This includes campfires for cooking, warming and in established fire pits. The campfire closure that had been in effect for the Denali Borough, Fairbanks North Star Borough and Tanana Valley, including Delta, Nenana, Northway, Tanacross, Tok and surrounding communities was rescinded effective at noon on Sunday, July 14.
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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:

Parks, Forestry extend ban on campfires in Interior, Southcentral

July 9, 2019 (Fairbanks, AK) – No campfires will be allowed on state, private or municipal lands in Southcentral and Interior Alaska starting today, according to state forestry and parks officials who said extreme wildfire danger demands they preempt potential new ignition sources...

More News:

  • 6/7/19 Eagle River Campground Opening 5:00 PM

  • 4/24/19 Earthquake damage closes Eagle River Campground and access road

  • 4/9/19 Two state campgrounds closed due to bark beetle-infested trees

  • 4/8/19 Alaska State Parks to refocus Recreational Trails Program funds

  • 4/3/19 Chena River State Recreation Area trail access limited until dry

  • 2/11/19 Alaska State Parks welcomes first "Park Ambassador"

  • 3/11/19 State Parks receives trail grooming grant for Independence Mine


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!

Mission Statement

"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."

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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907