The size of Delaware and also Alaska’s largest state park, 1.6-million-acre Wood-Tikchik State Park is an angler’s dream come true. Five species of salmon as well as rainbow trout abound in the park’s pristine waters and attract sportfishers from around the world. South of Wood-Tikchik in the Bering Sea is Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary, a group of islands known for its—you guessed it—walruses. Access permits and fishing licenses are required in some parts of both the state park and sanctuary, so do your research before hopping in the plane or kayak.
For me, it was Borealis or bust--or both.More