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For information on tourism in Alaska you can contact the State tourist board at:
Alaska Tourism Office
P.O. Box 110801
Juneau AK 99811-0801 Telephone: 1-800-862-5275 toll-free in USA
Telephone: +1 (907) 465-2012
Fax: +1 (907) 465-3767
Anvik River Lodge - Anvik Why choose the Anvik River Lodge?Because it's like having your own private fishing reserve at our truly remote yet extremely comfortable lodge. You won't see any other anglers, boaters or float planes during your stay. It's just us and the wildlife on this 120 mile river which is a subsidiary to the Yukon River. Located over 400 miles Northwest of Anchorage the Anvik River Lodge really is the only lodge on the entire Anvik River. Our nearest neighbor is about 70 miles down stream in the Athabascan village of Anvik.
Crystal Creek Lodge - Dillingham Crystal Creek Lodge is located in the heart of a region called the Bristol Bay Area. Bristol Bay area rivers and streams are World renowned for their runs of wild Pacific Salmon and thriving resident populations of Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Dolly Varden.
Alaska's Chelatna Lake Lodge - Anchorage, Alaska At Chelatna Lake Lodge, we combine world-class fishing, delicious cuisine and friendly personal service to provide you with the vacation of a lifetime. Situated near the southern border of Denali National Park we also overlook Chelatna Lake, Mount Russell and the Alaska Range. Whether you seek fishing, hiking, boating or wildlife viewing, Chelatna Lake Lodge offers unparalleled serenity in the heart of the Alaskan Bush. Rates are all-inclusive. We promise you a vacation you will never forget.
Kodiak Treks - Kodiak Kodiak Treks offers small group wilderness excursions into the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, home of the magnificent Kodiak Bear. Specializing in bear viewing and backpack trips. Rustic, comfortable accomodations are what await you on Aleut Island, located 50 air-miles SW from the city of Kodiak in spectacular Uyak Bay. Private sleeping quarters and a sauna for bathing and relaxation provide you with all the amenities you'll need to feel relaxed, even spoiled at our scenic wilderness lodge.
Alaska is the largest state of the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 698, 473 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. As of 2009, Alaska remains the least densely populated state of the U.S.
Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million at about two cents per acre ($4.74/km²). The land went through several administrative changes before becoming an organized territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.
The name "Alaska" (Аляска) was already introduced in the Russian colonial time, when it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning "the mainland" or more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed". It is also known as Alyeska, the "great land", an Aleut word derived from the same root.
With its myriad islands, Alaska has nearly 34, 000 miles (54, 720 km) of tidal shoreline. The Aleutian Islands chain extends west from the southern tip of the Alaska Peninsula. Many active volcanoes are found in the Aleutians. Unimak Island, for example, is home to Mount Shishaldin, which is an occasionally smoldering volcano that rises to 10, 000 feet (3, 000 m) above the North Pacific. It is the most perfect volcanic cone on Earth, even more symmetrical than Japan's Mount Fuji. The chain of volcanoes extends to Mount Spurr, west of Anchorage on the mainland. Alaska has more volcanoes than any other state. Geologists have identified Alaska as part of Wrangellia, a large region consisting of multiple states and Canadian provinces in the Pacific Northwest which is actively undergoing continent building.
One of the world's largest tides occurs in Turnagain Arm, just south of Anchorage – tidal differences can be more than 35 feet (10.7 m). (Many sources say Turnagain has the second-greatest tides in North America, but several areas in Canada have larger tides.)
Alaska has more than three million lakes. Marshlands and wetland permafrost cover 188, 320 square miles (487, 747 km2) (mostly in northern, western and southwest flatlands). Glacier ice covers some 16, 000 square miles (41, 440 km2) of land and 1, 200 square miles (3, 110 km2) of tidal zone. The Bering Glacier complex near the southeastern border with Yukon covers 2, 250 square miles (5, 827 km2) alone. With over 100, 000 of them, Alaska has half of the world's glaciers.
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