Northern Alaska Map

Northern Alaska Map



Parks and Wilderness Areas in Alaska


Alagnak Wild River - King Salmon, AK
The headwaters of the Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park & Preserve. Meandering west towards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautiful Alaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience the unique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska.


Alaska Public Lands - Anchorage, AK
Alaska's state and federal lands are rich and varied. The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers, inter-agency centers located in Tok, Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Ketchikan, allow visitors to stop by or write to just onespot for all the information needed to plan on an Alaskan adventure, whilealso educating people about Alaska's public lands, people, natural resourcesand recreational opportunities.


Aleutian World War II National Historic Area - Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, AK
Perched on Mount Ballyhoo in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the concrete remains of the Aleutian World War II National Historic Area speak silently of a time of war. This magical place was the stage for two American tragedies: here, servicemen fought both the Japanese and the extreme weather, as hundreds of native Unangan people were interned a thousand miles away, longing to return to their island homes.


Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve - King Salmon, AK
Given its remote location and notoriously bad weather, Aniakchak is one of the least visited units of the National Park System. A vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," the monument is home to an impressive six-mile wide, 2,500 ft. deep caldera formed during a massive eruption 3,500 years ago.


Bering Land Bridge National Preserve - Nome, AK
It was the year 1990. Only three miles across the Bering Strait, you could see the land of your friends and family, but traveling there was forbidden. You were on Little Diomede Island in the US, but they were on Big Diomede Island, in what was then known as the USSR. During the Cold War the people of Beringia were separated.


Cape Krusenstern National Monument - Kotzebue, AK
North of the Arctic Circle, Cape Krusenstern National Monument stretches 70 miles along the Chukchi Sea shoreline. Beach ridges provide evidence of 5000 years of human activity. Inupiat people continue to use the resources today. Vast wetlands provide food, water, and shelter for migratory birds. Hikers and boaters can see carpets of tundra wildflowers and sometimes musk oxen, moose, or caribou.


Denali National Park & Preserve - Denali Park, AK
Denali's dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife with grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes are graced with birds and wildflowers. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking, mountaineering, and research opportunities. Whether climbing or admiring, the crowning jewel of North AmericaÕs highest peak is the awe inspiring 20,320 foot Mount McKinley.


Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve - Bettles, AK
The floatplane disappears, leaving you on the lakeshore. For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. Traveling through this vast wilderness you will discover craggy ridges, glacier carved valleys and fragile flowers. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years.


Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve - Gustavus, AK
The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includes tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. This diverse land and seascape hosts a mosaic of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrial wildlife and presents many opportunities for adventuring and learning about this unique and powerful place.


Inupiat Heritage Center - Barrow , AK
On the rooftop of the world, the I–upiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaska tells the story of the I–upiat people. They thrived for thousands of years in one of the harshest climates on Earth, hunting the bowhead whale whom they call "Agviq." In the 19th century, these lonely seas swarmed with commercial whalemen from New England, who also sought the bowhead for its valuable baleen and blubber.


Katmai National Park & Preserve - King Salmon, AK
Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano. A National Park & Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also for brown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, and a rugged coastline.


Kenai Fjords National Park - Seward, AK
At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age still lingers. In Kenai Fjords, glaciers, earthquakes, and ocean storms are the architects. Ice worms, bears and whales make their home in this land of constant change. Native Alutiiq used these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Explore this site to discover Kenai Fjords, its history, science and remote splendor.


Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Skagway, AK
Gold! Headlines read in 1897, starting the rush. Thousands, hoping to ease the woes of economic depression, sold farms, dropped businesses and boarded ships to follow their dreams north. They braved icy passes to reach the interior of Canada, only to find the gold claims staked by prospectors who preceded them. A few struck gold; many more returned home penniless, yet richer for the adventure.


Kobuk Valley National Park - Kotzebue, AK
Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, that rich tradition continues.


Lake Clark National Park & Preserve - Port Alsworth, AK
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve was created to protect scenic beauty (volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and waterfalls), populations of fish and wildlife, watersheds essential for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyle of local residents. Lake Clark's spectacular scenery provides a true wilderness experience for those who visit.


Noatak National Preserve - Kotzebue, AK
As one of North America's largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intact ecosystem, the Noatak River environs features some of the Arctic's finest arrays of plants and animals. The river is classified as a national wild and scenic river, and offers stunning wilderness float-trip opportunities - from deep in the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea.


Sitka National Historical Park - Sitka, AK
Alaska's oldest federally designated park was established in 1910 to commemorate the 1804 Battle of Sitka. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is the site of the Tlingit Fort and battlefield, located within this scenic 113 acre park in a temperate rain forest.


Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve - Copper Center, AK
The Chugach, Wrangell, and Saint Elias ranges converge here in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The largest unit of the National Park System, this spectacular wilderness includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers, and greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet, including 18,008' Mount St. Elias, the second highest peak in the United States.


Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve - Eagle, AK
Located along the Canadian border in central Alaska, adventure begins in Yukon-Charley Rivers. Whether you choose to leisurely float the water of the mighty Yukon River in a state of the art vessel or homemade raft, or experience the premier whitewater of the Charley River in a sturdy and suitable inflatable, you will make memories to last a lifetime. Geology, cultural history...


Northern Alaska map including Alaska's National Parks and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Map includes all National Parks, Wilderness Areas, and State BLM lands. Northern and Central Alaska are home to wilderness characterized by towering mountains, large glaciers and a host of wildlife. The main supply center for the oil industry and Arctic Alaska is Fairbanks, which is also located at the center of the state. Ester Gold Camp, a historic mining town established in the early 20th century, offers dinner buffets and saloon-style entertainment shows. A popular Central Alaska activity is boating on the Chena and Tanana rivers. Click on map for names and information.

Source: USGS, U.S. FWS

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