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South-central Alaska
Created 1970
495,204 acres

Chugach State Park is located near Anchorage and is the third largest state park in the United States, behind Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (California) and Wood-Tikchik State Park (Alaska). The park has over 280 miles of trails, providing opportunities for off-roading, hiking, horseback riding, and biking. Other recreational activities that can be done in the park include boating, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. Moose, mountain goats, fox, wolves, dall sheep, and brown and black bears are among the wildlife which can be spotted at Chugach State Park. Main attractions include the beautiful Eklutna Lake and the Eagle River. There are three different campsites within the park's boundaries, each with picnic areas, water, and latrines.

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Trapper Creek, Alaska
Created in 1970
325,240 acres
Denali State Park, located approximately 100 miles north of Anchorage, is undeveloped wilderness with the exception of the two-day use areas, three campgrounds, and two trailheads. The park is divided roughly in half by the George Parks Highway, which connects Anchorage and Fairbanks. Its is bordered by Denali National Park to the west, and is well known for the great views of Mount McKinley which can be found in it, with some of them being along the Parks Highway. The park has a diverse array of wildlife, including wolves, caribou, moose, grizzly bears, black bears, coyotes, hares, weasels, and many types of birds. 

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Western Alaska
Created in 1978
1,600,000 acres
At 1,600,000 acres and roughly the size of Delaware, Wood-Tikchik State Park is the largest state park in the United States. The park's natural scenery includes clear water lakes, pointy mountains, high alpine valleys, islands, and tundra. All five species of Pacific salmon- king, sockeye, pink, silver, and chum, can be found in the park, as well as several other types of freshwater sport fish. The park is extremely remote and nearly entirely wilderness, and the entire park is open to camping.

Other State Parks in Alaska
Kachemak State Park
Afognak Island State Park


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