Visiting Alaska can be the trip of a lifetime, and while this list is by no means exhaustive of all there is to see, we hope it helps you to explore your options when planning you trip.
Hunters in Lake Clark National Preserve must navigate steep, treacherous terrain in search of Dall’s sheep.
Photo courtesy of J. Irvine
Lake Clark- National Park Service
Sport hunting and trapping are permitted in Lake Clark National Preserve, but not in Lake Clark National Park. To hunt in the preserve, you must have all required licenses and permits and follow all other state regulations. Licenses and permits can be purchased in Anchorage, and may also be available at some lodges in the park area. Hunting trip arrangements can be made through lodges, air taxis, licensed big game transporters (big game transport services licensed by the State of Alaska) and incidental big game transporters (licensed air taxi operators that provide transport services for hunters). For more information, contact rangers at the administrative headquarters in Anchorage (907-644-3626), park headquarters in Port Alsworth (907-781-2106), or the visitor’s center in Port Alsworth (907-781-2114) Please keep in mind that many areas within the preserve are private land. Do not enter private land without the landowner’s permission.
Photo courtesy of National Park Service
National Park Service-Glacier Bay
Comprised of 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords, Glacier Bay National Park is a highlight of the Inside Passage and part of a 25-million acre World Heritage Site-one of the world’s largest international protected areas. From summit to sea, Glacier Bay offers limitless opportunities for adventure and inspiration.
The City of Kodiak
The City of Kodiak is situated on the second largest island in the United States, approximately 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska. The City of Kodiak was incorporated September 11, 1940. In 1965 Kodiak City voters adopted a City Charter (municipal constitution). The City of Kodiak is a home ruled city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government, which combines the abilities of a professionally trained, full-time manager, with the interested and dedicated services of elected citizens to enhance the safety, livability, and prosperity of the community.
Anchorage Visitor Information Center
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The City of Fairbanks
It is the mission of the City of Fairbanks to provide essential services to the residents of the City that increase the desirability of the City as a place to live, work, and visit.
Essential services includes not just the visible activities of police, fire, and public works employees, but also the creation and maintenance of community infrastructure, promotion of safe housing and construction standards, and the sound management of community assets.
Tongass National Forest
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Coast Mountains and Canadian border on the east, the lush greenery of the Tongass National Forest spans 500 miles of Southeast Alaska. Comprising the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, the Tongass is a place filled with islands and salmon streams, where towering mountains sweep down into thick old-growth forest and granite cliffs drop into deep fjords.
Chugach National Forest
This stunning landscape stretches across south-central Alaska, from the salty waters and snowy peaks of Prince William Sound to the fabulous salmon and trout streams of the Kenai Peninsula, covering an area the size of New Hampshire. It is one of the few places left in the world where glaciers still grind valleys into the hard rock of the earth.
National Park Service - Alaska
Experience the majesty of Alaska’s national parklands in person! We are eager to help you have the trip of a lifetime, whether you live across the world or right here in Alaska.