Alaska's National Parks (Part One) - A Hub-Cation

Alaska's National Parks

Alaska is home to 8 of the United States' 59 National Parks. These 8 National Parks include Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Lake Clark, Wrangell-St. Elias, Denali, Kobuk Valley, and Gates of the Arctic.

Part One includes Glacier Bay NP, Katmai NP, Kenai Fjords NP, and Lake Clark NP.

Click here to view part two (link at bottom as well).

Sit back and relax as you enter virtually into these beautiful lands on this hub-cation.

Locations of Alaska's National Parks (Includes Historic Areas)

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Glacier Bay National Park

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Glacier Bay National Park

This is primarily a visual journey, and I will not bore you with run on paragraphs of text about these beautiful places. As they say, a picture is better than a thousand words.

However, if you would like to read some information about Glacier Bay National Park, I have found some excellent links which I will list at the beginning of each section.

Also, each image is used legally, and the link provided with the image will take you to the page where I found it where you can find what license it was released under.

Most images are pretty high resolution so you can go to the original page to see it blown up full size if you would like to download it or just view it better.


Read about Glacier Bay National Park:

National Geographic page

GORP page

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A bear is captured on the beach
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Watch in HD by clicking thru to YouTube

Katmai National Park

Lots of volcanic stuff at Katmai

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Katmai National Park

Click the links below if you are interested in reading more about Katmai National Park:

National Geographic page

GORP page

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes wiki

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Grizzly at Katmai
Grizzly at Katmai | Source
Hallow Bay, Katmai
Hallow Bay, Katmai | Source

Satellite image

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From Mt. Katmai
From Mt. Katmai | Source
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes | Source
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Wolf at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Wolf at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska. | Source
At Brooks Camp campground
At Brooks Camp campground | Source
Mount Mageik and Mount Martin volcanoes, Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
Mount Mageik and Mount Martin volcanoes, Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes | Source
River in Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
River in Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes | Source
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Click to YouTube to watch in HD

Watch in HD on YouTube

Kenai Fjords National Park

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Kenai Fjords National Park

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HD available

Watch in HD on YouTube

Amazon reads for Kenai Fjords NP

Lake Clark National Park

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Lake Clark National Park

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Tlikakila River in Lake Clark NP
Tlikakila River in Lake Clark NP | Source
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Tanalian Falls
Tanalian Falls | Source

Watch in HD on YouTube

Click here to continue on to part two.

Google Earth

I also recommend Google Earth as a great interface for exploring these places further. You can enable pictures which show up as little boxes on the location they were taken at, allowing you to both explore the terrain and satellite imagery as well as actual photos. That is, if you cannot actually travel there in person!

Google Earth Webpage

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