The Internet is a great source of information on Alaska. The following is a tiny sample; a quick Web search will turn up a multitude of additional websites for your area of interest.
- Alaska Travel Industry Association
- This organization distributes the official Alaska State Vacation Planner.
- State of Alaska
- The State of Alaska website has links to state agencies and tourism sites.
- Chamber of Commerce
- Links to all Alaskan chambers of commerce are included (but you may have to search a bit).
- Alaska State Parks
- Find details on Alaska’s state parks and recreation areas on this useful site.
- National Park Service
- The National Park Service’s Alaska website has details on Denali , Glacier Bay , Wrangell–St. Elias , Katmai, and 11 other national parks in Alaska.
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- The Fish and Game website is a good starting place for details on sportfishing and wildlife viewing around Alaska.
- Public Lands Information Centers
- Four Alaska Public Lands Information Centers are scattered around the state; their website offers an overview of federal lands in Alaska.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Head here for details on the Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages 16 refuges across the state, including Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
- Alaska Marine Highway System
- Visit this website for current Alaska Marine Highway ferry schedules and fares.
- Especially useful for winter travel in Alaska, this site has details on road conditions, winter travel tips, highway construction updates, and more.
- Head here to book any Forest Service cabin in Alaska, plus a handful of other public cabins and campgrounds around the state.
- Alaska Climate Research Center
- This site includes climatic data, current weather conditions, and Alaskan forecasts.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
- Head here for northern lights activity in Alaska, with predictions for tonight and several days ahead.
- Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association
- Find a complete listing of Alaskan environmental groups, with links to their websites.
- This website is a great resource, with tons of links. It’s operated by the Anchorage Daily News, whose website, www.adn.com , has current Alaska news, fishing info, and much more.
- Community and Regional Affairs
- The Alaska Community Database offers trivia on 350 cities and towns around the state. Maps and photos are also featured.
- Don Pitcher
- www.donpitcher.com and www.donpitcher.com/blog
- Author Don Pitcher’s website includes links to most websites found in this travel guide, and his blog provides a taste of life on the last frontier.