Alaska holds almost one-third of the United States’ state park acreage. More than 130 state parks stretching across the entire state cover a total of 3 million acres. These parks feature a wide variety of sites that are important historical landmarks, protected natural environments or both simultaneously. Some parks offer nothing but wild, untamed nature; some, baseball and volleyball fields; others, restored villages and artifacts. Every year, about 6 million visitors – 25 percent from outside the state – are attracted to Alaska’s state parks.
Four state parks are served by an Alaska Natural History Association Bookstore branch:
Denali State Park
Independence Mine State Historical Park
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site
The bookstores offer an abundance of interesting and informative resources about these parks as well as other public lands and Alaska’s rich nature and history across the entire state.
For online information about other state parks, please visit the Web site of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Alaska Department of Natural Resources.