Alaska’s National Forests Provide Unforgettable Alaskan Experiences
More than 2 million people visit Alaska’s National Forests, the Tongass and Chugach, every year for a variety of outdoor recreation experiences like boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking, hunting and camping. Demand for outdoor recreation continues to grow in Alaska. Alaska’s $4.5 billion tourist economy supports over 12,000 jobs in Southeast Alaska alone. These outdoor experiences are not only important to visitors from outside of the state. Forest Service cabins, trails and other facilities contribute greatly to Alaskans’ quality of life, for both recreation and subsistence uses.