Hunting

Alagnak Wild River

Superintendent Name: 
Doug Neighbor

The headwaters of the Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park & Preserve. Every year, this wild and scenic river changes its course and branches anew, for which reason its sometimes called the “Branch River.” The Alagnak’s extraordinary rainbow trout, char, grayling, and abundant salmon has helped it become one of the most popular fishing destinations in all of southwest Alaska.

Park Acreage: 
30665
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Historic
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee
Nearest Major City: 
King Salmon, AK
Gateway Communities: 
King Salmon, AK; Naknek, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage

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Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Reed E. Detring
The Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area was established by Congress in 1974 to protect a unique scenic and cultural area. Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The recreation area is highlighted by miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, has diverse natural and historic features and offers visitors of all ages with a myriad of outdoor recreational activities.
Park Closed Info: 
Christmas Day
Park Acreage: 
114492
Highest Point: 
Cumberland Plateau
Highest Point Elevation: 
1400 feet
Visitor Count: 
622807
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Cumberland River
Endangered Species: 
Cumberlandian Combshell Mussel; Cumberland Elktoe; Tan Riffle Shell; Little-wing Pearly Mussel; Cumberland Bean Pearly Mussel
Entrance Fees: 
No Entrance Fee Bandy Creek Campground: Sites with hook-ups (loop B,C,D) $22.00 Sties without hook-ups (loop A) $19.00 Group Campsites (loop E) $75.00 minimum or $3.00/person; Blue Heron Campground; Sites with hook-ups $17.00; Alum Ford Campground: All sites $5.00
Nearest Major City: 
Oneida, TN; Whitley City, KY
Gateway Communities: 
Revelo, KY; Stearns, KY; Strunk, KY; Pine Knot, KY; Whitley City, KY;
Nearby Airports: 
Scott Municipal Airport (SCX)

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Hunting

From grizzly bears roaming the hillsides of Wrangell-St. Elias to waterfowl circling sandy beaches of Fire Island to wild hogs, deer and turkeys grazing the Cypress trees at Big Cypress National Preserve, opportunities for a good hunt abound in the National Park System. Whether bow, muzzleloader, or rifle is your weapon of choice, hunting is a great way to rifle through the heart of the parks. Please remember to follow local rules and regulations, which provide a meaningful and safe experience for hunters, and to obtain licenses and permits ahead of time.

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Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Julie Hopkins

North of the Arctic Circle, Cape Krusenstern is north of the Arctic Circle and stretches 70 miles along the Chukchi Sea shoreline. Beach ridges provide proof of 5,000 years of human activity, and Inupiat people continue to use the resources today. Expansive wetlands produce food, water, and shelter for migratory birds. Carpets of tundra wildflowers and sometimes musk oxen, moose, or caribou can be spotted in the park by hikers and boaters alike.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
649085
Highest Point: 
Mt. Noak
Highest Point Elevation: 
2010 feet
Visitor Count: 
2598
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chukchi Sea; Krusenstern Lagoon; Kotzebue Sound
Endangered Species: 
Eskimo Curlew
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kotzebue, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Fairbanks, AK; Anchorage, AK; Kotzebue, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

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Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Ralph Moore
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is one of the least visited units of the National Park System, due to its remote location and notoriously bad weather. However, this vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," is truly impressive. One of the highlights of the park is a magnificent six-mile wide, 2,500 ft. deep caldera formed during a massive eruption 3,500 years ago.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
602779
Highest Point: 
Aniakchak Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
4400 feet
Visitor Count: 
60
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Aniakchak River; Aniakchak Caldera; Aniakchak Wild River; Aleutian Mountains; Surprise Lake
Endangered Species: 
Stellar Sea Lion
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
King Salmon, AK
Gateway Communities: 
King Salmon, AK
Nearby Airports: 
King Salmon Airport (AKN)

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Meg Jensen

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the point where the Chugach, Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges all converge in what is often referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." This is the largest unit of the National Park System. The park includes the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and the greatest collection of peaks above 16,000 feet.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round (many park facilities close during the winter season)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (many park facilities close during the winter season)
Park Acreage: 
1.31881
Highest Point: 
Mount Saint Elias
Highest Point Elevation: 
18008 feet
Visitor Count: 
50336
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mount St. Elias; Kennecott; Chitina; Liberty Falls Trail; Nabesna; McCarthy Road; Root Glacier Trail
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear; Lynx; Stellar Sea-lion (threatened); Kittlitz's Murrelets (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Anchorage, AK
Gateway Communities: 
McCarthy, AK; Nabesna, AK; Slana, AK; Galkana, AK; Chitina, AK; Glennallen, AK; Tok, AK; Valdez, AK; Cordova, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Joel Hard

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a composite of ecosystems representing distinctly different regions of Alaska. The spectacular scenery stretches from the shores of Cook Inlet, across the Chigmits, where the Alaska and Aleutian ranges meet, are an awesome sight - a jagged array of mountains and glaciers that include two active volcanoes: Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna.

Park Acreage: 
4.04531
Highest Point: 
Redoubt Volcano
Highest Point Elevation: 
10197 feet
Visitor Count: 
5320
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chigmit Mountains; Lake Clark; Mount Redoubt; Mount Iliama; Bristol Bay; Tanalian Falls; Kontrashibuna Lake
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon (threatened); Bald Eagle (threatened)
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Anchorage, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Port Alsworth, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Kenai; Homer Airport (HOM)

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Ralph Moore

Katmai National Park and Preserve is justly famous for volcanoes, brown bears, fish and rugged wilderness. The park also has some noteworthy historic features - it is the site of the Brooks River National Historic Landmark, with North America's highest concentration of prehistoric human dwellings (about 900). If volcanic activity was what originally sparked the interest of the National Park Service, population of brown bears continues to be one of the area's most salient features and major attractions.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round; Brooks Camp opens June 1
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round; Brooks Camp closes September 17
Park Acreage: 
4.12408
Highest Point: 
Griggs Mountain - Knife Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
7650 feet
Visitor Count: 
68630
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fure's Cabin; Naknek Lake; Fisheries Building; Brooks Camp; Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
Endangered Species: 
Grizzly Bear
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
King Salmon, AK
Gateway Communities: 
King Salmon, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); King Salmon Airport (AKN)

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Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Dave Mills
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a remote wilderness area located above the Arctic Circle and far from any roads. With careful planning, visitors can access the Park and Preserve by taking a bush plane from a local village or by hiking in from the Dalton Highway or the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. Traveling through this vast wilderness, you will discover craggy ridges, glacier carved valleys and fragile flowers. Come and experience solitude in the intact ecosystems of the park, where people have lived with the land for thousands of years.
Park Acreage: 
8.47252e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount Igikpak
Highest Point Elevation: 
8276 feet
Visitor Count: 
9982
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Rocky Mountains; Aurora Borealis; Alatna River; John River; Kobuk River; Noatak River; North Fork of the Koyukuk River; Tinayguk River; Brooks Range
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Fairbanks, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Coldfoot, AK; Bettles, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

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Denali National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Paul Anderson
Welcome to Denali National Park and Preserve, which is more than just a mountain! 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 America's highest peak is the awe inspiring 20,320 foot Mount McKinley.
Park Acreage: 
6.02809e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount McKinley
Highest Point Elevation: 
20320 feet
Visitor Count: 
1178745
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Mount McKinley; Denali Fault System
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10
Nearest Major City: 
Healey, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Healy, AK; Cantwell, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

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