Largest National Parks in Alaska

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Categories: Nature Americas
Dataset contains 8 data items (see table below).


Dataset of the largest national parks in Alaska.- located in south central Alaska, the Wrangell–St. Elias National Park is the largest national park in USA and the state of Alaska. The park stretches 8,323,146 acres in area and was designated as a national park with the passing of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980.

The most visited national park in Alaska is the Glacier Bay National Park, a park with an area of 3,223,383 acres. The Glacier Bay National Park received around 672,087 visitors in 2019.


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Largest National Parks in Alaska

Information/Description Attribution: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. List Of National Parks Of The United States ( accessed December 17, 2020 ) -


Wrangell-St. Elias.

UNESCO Designation: World Heritage Site

An over 8 million acres (32,375 km2) plot of mountainous country - the largest national park in the system - protects the convergence of the Alaska, Chugach, and Wrangell-Saint Elias Ranges, which include many of the continent's tallest mountains and volcanoes, including the 18,008-foot Mount Saint Elias. More than a quarter of the park is covered with glaciers, including the tidewater Hubbard Glacier, piedmont Malaspina Glacier, and valley Nabesna Glacier.

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Gates Of The Arctic. The country's northernmost park protects an expanse of pure wilderness in Alaska's Brooks Range and has no park facilities. The land is home to Alaska Natives who have relied on the land and caribou for 11,000 years.

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UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve

Centered on Denali, the tallest and highest prominence mountain in North America, Denali is serviced by a single road leading to Wonder Lake. Denali and other peaks of the Alaska Range are covered with long glaciers and boreal forest. Wildlife includes grizzly bears, Dall sheep, Porcupine caribou, and wolves.

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Dataset of Largest National Parks:    in USA   |   in California   |   in Alaska   |   in Utah
Other Metrics:   Most Visited   |   U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites   |   UNESCO Biosphere