Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
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Visit Your Center|Anchorage|Fairbanks|Ketchikan|Tok
A picture of the outside of South E. Alaska Discovery Ctr. the building is gray with a green roof and surrounded by small trees
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Downtown Ketchikan, Alaska.

The adventure begins here!
Anchorage Center - Old Federal Building 605 W 4th Ave. Suite 105
Fairbanks Center - Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St. Suite 110
Ketchikan Center - Southeast Alaska Discovery Center 50 Main Street
Tok Center - Milepost 1314 Alaska Highway

Interested in hiking, camping, fishing, or planning the trip of a lifetime? Well, then your first stop should be at the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers!

Alaska's public lands account for more than 300 million acres - an area almost twice the size of Texas! Public lands include state and national parks, forests, refuges, wild rivers, historical areas, and more.

The Alaska Public Lands Information Centers were established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to "provide visitors with meaningful, safe, and enjoyable experiences and to encourage them to protect the fragile resources they will encounter."

The Alaska Centers represent nine different state and federal agencies managing land and resources in Alaska. You can obtain most of the information you need to safely enjoy Alaska, from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the North to Admiralty Island in the Southeast.

There are four Alaska Public Land Information Centers strategically positioned throughout the state to serve visitors and residents alike. Each center has a regional emphasis, but also represents the state as a whole.

What are public lands?

Large, rusted, white dredging structure with several small windows and an attached crane-like arm sits among lush green foliage. Did You Know?
The Coal Creek Dredge in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve collected over 92,000 troy ounces of gold while in operation from 1936-1957, including several years of non-production during times of war. When inflation is taken into account, the gold produced totals of more than $180,000,000.00.