Explore Alaska's Wilderness At This Underrated State Park
If you’re looking for a new Alaska adventure, make sure to visit this remote, underrated Alaska state park. Wood-Tikchik is the largest state park not just in Alaska, but in the entire United States. With tons of acres of wilderness, this stunning remote park is just begging to be visited on your next trip to southwestern Alaska.
If you’re looking for an adventure unlike any you’ve had before, you need to head to Wood-Tikchick State Park.
Located near Dillingham, this state park is the largest state park in all of America. It covers 1.6 million acres of Alaska wilderness.
The park holds almost half the entire state parkland in all of Alaska.
And it holds 15% of all the state park land in the United States. It’s a vast area that has mountains, 12 lakes, and rivers up to 60 miles in length.
The park is about the size of Delaware, and is filled with tons of Alaska wildlife.
The park is characterized by its two interconnected systems of fresh water. These clearwater lakes are home to abundant water based ecosystems.
You’ll find that it’s home to all five species of Pacific salmon.
That makes it an attractive area for bear, too. You’ll also see moose and caribou in the area.
It’s home to plenty of waterfowl, including gulls, sandpipers, bald eagle, golden eagle, arctic tern, and various loons.
This state park is just teeming with wildlife. That makes it an important area for subsistence fishing and hunting and gathering.
The best way to explore the area is to camp.
The park has plenty of places you can stay, but the area around Upper Tikchik Lakes does require a permit. They’re easy to get, and well worth it to explore this area close up.
If you have the chance to drop in and explore Wood-Tikchik State Park, definitely do it.
Filled with Alaska wildlife, towering mountains reaching over 5,000 feet in elevation, and stunning landscapes, this is a must-see. Put it on your bucket list to visit as soon as you can!
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Wood-Tikchik State Park, Dillingham, AK 99576, USA