Daily Archives: 25 August 2016

National Park Service Turns 100

NPS 2016 Centennial

The National Park Service was established by Congress on this date in 1916. The NPS oversees 413 units, of which 59 are National Parks.

Alaska has eight, incredibly unique, National Parks:

Denali NP&P
Denali National Park & Preserve

Gates of the Arctic
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay NP
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Katmai NP
Katmai National Park & Preserve

Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park

Great Kobuk Sand Dunes
Kobuk Valley National Park

Lake Clark NP&P
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Kennicott
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

In addition, Alaska has one Wild River(Alagnak); one National Historic Area (Aleutian World War II); two National Historic Parks (Klondike Gold Rush, Sitka); two National Monuments (Aniakchak, Cape Krusenstern); three National Preserves (Bearing Land Bridge, Noatak, Yukon – Charley Rivers); plus the Inupiat Heritage Center in Barrow.

Find Your Park
Find Your Park!

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