National Parks and Recreation Month

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

Alaska is big and wild and so are our state parks. Our parks encompass more than 3.3 million acres of terrain and provide wonderful opportunities for year-round wellness activities, from snow-machining across Wood-Tikchik in winter to taking a leisurely stroll past the historical features of Totem Bight.

Parks like the state parks in Alaska play a major role in creating healthy communities: they provide a place for residents of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and each other. Visitors to parks engage in activities like hiking, boating, and fishing that can have the following benefits:

  • Burn calories
  • Control blood pressure
  • Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes and colon cancer
  • Relieve stress
  • Reduce arthritic pain
  • Prevent osteoporosis
Celebrate Great Outdoors Month by going outside and exploring Alaska!
State Parks and Recreation info graphic
Illustrated by Mitchell Watley

Top of page