Explore Alaska's public lands using our interactive maps and lists.
National Wildlife Refuges
Other Special Places
Explore Alaska's public lands using our A-Z list.
A-Z List of Alaska's Parks, Forests, and Refuges
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Alaska is rich in state parks, national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national recreational lands and wild and scenic rivers. Alaska has more public lands than any other state. In fact, 80% of Alaska is publicly owned. That means most of Alaska belongs to you and me.
Alaska is every superlative.
The size of it defies imagination. Alaska isn’t just the largest state in the union; it’s leaps and bounds larger. Even if you doubled Texas you still wouldn’t have one Alaska. You’d have to quadruple California to exceed Alaska’s mass. If laid atop America’s Midwest, Alaska spans east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the Pacific.
Alaska is immense, vast, and wild.
Most of Alaska is as it always has been. Sweeping undisturbed landscapes. Whole intact ecosystems. Healthy wildlife populations. Strong Native cultures living on traditional lands in time-honored ways.
Alaska is an adventure.
Spectacular scenery. World-class fishing. Cultural immersion. Wildlife viewing. Wilderness hiking. Boating. Kayaking. Rafting. Fantastic road trips. Alaska’s wild places offer it all.