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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
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Here are two tents by the water.  In the distance there are mountains against a blue sky.
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Remote lakes make a great background for a quiet camping trip.

With only .09% of its land developed, Alaska truly is a place of unspoiled scenery and wildlife. There are innumerable recreation opportunities for visitors and residents alike. Public lands encompass almost every setting you could imagine; from tidewater glaciers off the coast, to isolated sand dunes in the Interior, to shady rain forests of the Southeast. Whether your are looking to learn more about Alaska history and culture, go birdwatching, or pan for gold, Alaska's public lands have it all.

For places to go by activity, visit Things To Do.
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Cabins - Find a public use cabin for overnight adventures throughout Alaska!

Campgrounds - Numerous agencies have public campgrounds - some free, others with a fee.

By Water - Explore Alaska by ferry.

By Rail - Learn about opportunities to travel by train.

By Road - Check out Alaska's impressive and scenic highways.

Dalton Discoveries - A 24 part video series on the Dalton Highway and the surrounding landscape.

Outdoor FAQ - Find answers to the Qutdoor frequently asked questions.

Sightseeing FAQ- Find anwers to Sightseeing frequently asked questions.

Denali FAQ - Find anwsers to Denali frequently asked questions.



Entrance to the Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, located in the Old Federal Building (1939).
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Entrance to Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center.

Whether you are going sight seeing, hiking, camping, fishing, or any type of recreational activity, the best place to go for information would be the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers. Visit an Alaska Center in Tok, , Fairbanks Anchorage, or Ketchikan. These centers can provide information, education, and interpretive services to both visitors and Alaska residents. 

For locations of the Alaska Centers, click on Visit Your Center





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State Parks
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2010 Winter Wildlands Update
Wildlands Update
Find out what's happening on Alaska's Public Lands
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A bald eagle in flight Did You Know?
The largest concentration of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in North America occurs during the fall and winter along the Chilkat River, in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where up to 3,000 eagles congregate to feed on salmon.