Need to get away from it all? Head to Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve in southwestern Alaska. Just don't forget your bear spray.
Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
Making sense out of National Park System visitation statistics can be tough due to faulty counters, late opening dates, and storms that close parks. All that considered, though, attendance at the parks seems to be up a bit this year through the first six months.
The National Park Service, responding to the state of Alaska's liberalized hunting seasons for predators, is proposing to shorten the hunting seasons in some of its units in the state.