Hiker hiking down to Crater Lake with black lab.

Hiking at Crater Lake on the Chugach National Forest. Photo courtesy of TJ Holley


The Tongass and Chugach National Forests are large, very wild, and mostly remote, with many trails, cabins, campgrounds, and activities to enjoy.

Alaska Birding Festivals

Schedules are firmimg up so time to check your calendars and prepare for this year's Birding Festivals.

NatureWatch Alaska

Need help planning your trip to Alaska? Check out our NatureWatch page and get started planning today.

Recreation Enhancement Act (REA)

The Recreation Enhancement Act is a 10 year bill that allows federal agencies to collect fees into a fund that allows agencies to reinvest directly into the forest unit of collection.  These fees help provide for the safest, accessible, and comfortable amenities possible while enjoying Alaska’s expansive wilderness. REA offers a convenient Interagency Pass, which grants access to 2000+ recreational sites throughout the country.