Where you can recreate

Permitted Commercial Recreation

BLM Permitted Events 


Guidelines, Information 
and Safety

Outdoor Recreation

Have you ever seen caribou crossing the tundra, driven north across the Arctic Circle, or ridden a dog sled down the trail to a log cabin?  Alaska offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and experiences for those looking for an adventure. 

  • If you're looking for a calm lake to float or a wild whitewater river run, there are rivers to test your skills.
  • The Campbell Creek Science Center or Arctic Interagency Visitor's Center can help you identify all those flowers you're seeing.  
  • If you're interested in history, take a drive along the Taylor Highway through the historic Fortymile gold mining area or check out the Iditarod National Historic Trail. 
  • Looking for a remote adventure with the comfort of a cabin?  Check out the White Mountains National Recreation Area for year-round adventures. 

Recreation Benefits

Whether you want solo backcountry hiking or guided river rafting, you'll enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation in Alaska. With any one of these experiences you can: reduce stress, feel good about yourself, bond with your companions, increase your knowledge of Alaska, and reinforce your pride in our nation's resources.

Recreation.gov logoPlan your Next Outdoor Adventure!

Recreation.gov has a new design, improved navigation tools, and expanded content. The redesign of www.recreation.gov is an initial step in a multi-year strategy to engage visitors with enhanced interactive content and more multimedia, mobile, and trip-planning tools. Click here to see a short video highlighting all the places you can visit through recreation.gov.

Where to go





What to do


Click on the map below to see the many recreation opportunities on your public lands for Alaska.

Recreation map

Need to Know

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More information can be found at BLM offices