Top 5 National&State Parks in Alaska

  1. Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords is probably one of the most popular and most visited national parks in Alaska. It is pretty accessible and hosts thousands of visitors each year. Unlike many other national parks in Alaska, Kenai Fjords are actually accessible by car, which makes it a popular spot throughout the year.

Many, however, prefer to visit the park by taking a boat tour, which allows them to more closely enjoy the marine life.

Kenai Fjords National Park is home to a wide range of spectacular animals such as whales, otters, puffins, as well as coyotes, beavers and bears. The diverse wildlife is one of the major features of the park, apart from the excellent views, that makes it the most popular national park in Alaska.

Most visitors visit Kenai Fjords to do camping or hike along the trails with the most beautiful views of the state.

2-Denali National Park

Denali National Park, which contains Mount Denali, America’s highest mountain, is one of the most visited national parks of the state, along with Kenai Fjords National Park. Mount Denali, with all its might and majesty, offers the most spectacular view, yet the peak is mostly invisible among the clouds. Therefore, summer time is usually thought to be the best time to visit the park to get the most of that experience.

The wildlife in the park is absolutely astonishing with a large variety of species inhabiting the area. Visitors often take the opportunity to watch the sheep or birds as they hike along the trails or camp at the designated sites.

3-Wrangell – St. Elias National Park

The largest national park in Alaska and the largest national park in the whole country, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park spans 13 million acres. Here, you can see glaciers, mountain summits, and volcanoes.

Wrangell is one of the most accessible parks in Alaska, while also being the largest national park in the country and hosting several of the highest mountains in the country. With its massive size and endless experiences it offers, Wrangell is one of the must-visit national parks not only in Alaska but in the whole country.

4-Glacier Bay National Park

Despite all the existence of all the other well-known national parks in the list, Glacier Bay still holds the title for the most visited national park in the state. It is very difficult to access, so you need to be on a cruise ship. The scenery and the wildlife are breathtaking, just as it is in many other parks of Alaska.

Most visitors take the full-day cruise along the Bay. There are also many visitors who enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, hiking and camping. Overall, Glacier Bay is a great spot to spend a day in the nature and chill with your loved ones.

5-Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is among the most inaccessible and remote parks in the whole country. Visitors have to travel there via boat or a small plane. The natural beauty of the area is among the best Alaska has to offer with a spectacular wildlife including multiple types of birds and polar bears. The area is also historically significant as it was the place through which humans first migrated from Asia to America. Despite its remoteness, the area is popular among visitors and there are many options for accommodation.