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Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve


  • Alaska

photo: Game McGimsey, Alaska Volcano Observatory / U.S. Geological Survey

Why go there?

Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is one of the least-visited places in the National Park System. Located on the Aleutian Range of southwestern Alaska, it is extraordinarily remote. But those who make the journey are rewarded with a unique and beautiful landscape. The monument consists of the region around the Aniakchak volcano, mostly barren volcanic terrain of an active caldera. The weather is notoriously difficult, but this only adds to the sense of adventure. For those looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve is definitely worth a visit.

About the Park

  • Natural

  • Fishing

  • Hunting

  • Hiking

  • Backpacking

  • Camping

  • Visitor center

  • Boating

  • Volcanoes

  • Thermal Features

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