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Logo of the Alaska State Park system
Blueberry Lake campsite
Campsite at Bluberry Lake SRS in the Chugach Mountains
Denali seen from Denali State Park

Alaska’s state park system is managed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The system contains over 120 units spanning 3,427,895 acres, making it far larger than any other state park system in the United States. The State Park system began in 1970 with the creation of Denali State Park, Chugach State Park and Kachemak Bay State Park, three of the largest and still most popular parks in the state system. Wood-Tikchik State Park is the largest state park in the United States, comprising some 15% of total state park land in the nation. The division manages full state parks, state recreation areas, state recreation sites, and state historic sites.

Anchorage area park

Copper River Basin area parks

Liberty Falls

Interior Alaska parks

  • Fairbanks area
    • Birch Lake State Recreation Site
Chena River SRA in autumn, seen from the "Angel Rocks" trail
boat launch at Quartz Lake SRA

Kenai Peninsula area parks

Sunrise on Kachemak Bay
Kachemak Bay
Stormy Lake bay
Stormy Lake at Captain Cook SRA

Kodiak Island area parks

Matanuska-Susitna Valley area parks

Lake Louise SRA
Matanuska Glacier seem from the SRA

Prince William Sound area parks

Chugach Blueberry Lake SRS
View from Blueberry Lake SRS
  • Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site
  • Boswell Bay Beaches State Marine Park
  • Canoe Passage State Marine Park
  • Decision Point State Marine Park
  • Entry Cove State Marine Park
  • Granite Bay State Marine Park
  • Horseshoe Bay State Marine Park
  • Jack Bay State Marine Park
  • Kayak Island State Marine Park
  • Sawmill Bay State Marine Park
  • Shoup Bay State Marine Park
  • South Esther Island State Marine Park
  • Surprise Cove State Marine Park
  • Surprise Ridge State Marine Park
Worthington Glacier
Worthington Glacier SRS
  • Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site
  • Ziegler Cove State Marine Park

Southeast Alaska parks

  • Haines/Skagway area
  • Juneau area
    • Eagle Beach State Recreation Area
    • Ernest Gruening State Historical Park
    • Funter Bay State Marine Park
    • Juneau Trail System
    • Oliver Inlet State Marine Park
    • Point Bridget State Park
    • Shelter Island State Marine Park
    • St. James Bay State Marine Park
    • Taku Harbor State Marine Park
    • Wickersham State Historic Site
  • Ketchikan area
    • Black Sands Beach State Marine Park
    • Dall Bay State Marine Park
    • Grindall Island State Marine Park
    • Refuge Cove State Recreation Site
    • Settlers Cove State Recreation Site
    • Totem Bight State Historical Park
  • Sitka area
  • Wrangell/Petersburg area
    • Beecher Pass State Marine Park
    • Joe Mace Island State Marine Park
    • Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site
    • Thoms Place State Marine Park

Southwest Alaska parks

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