This Is The Newest State Park In Alaska And It’s Incredible

Afognak Island State Park is quite remote, incredibly beautiful, and with the acquisition of additional lands in 2001, this is the newest state park in Alaska. In 1994, over 41,000 acres became parkland to restore and protect habitat in the wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. An additional 33,498 acres were added to protect more wild habitat in 2001 after the court case finished. This acquisition made this park the newest in the Alaska state park system. From old growth Sitka spruce forests to the abundant wildlife, Afognak is a pristine retreat for the those who truly love the wild. Visit Afognak Island State Park for an unforgettable trek into the Alaskan wilderness.

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