Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve

Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve

Overview / Map of Gates Of The Arctic

At A Glance

Contact Information By Mail Bettles Ranger Station (Field Operations) P.O. Box 30 Bettles, AK 99726 National Park Service (Fairbanks Headquarters) 4175 Geist Road Fairbanks, AK 99709 By Phone Bettles Ranger Station: 907-692-5494 Coldfoot Ranger Station: 907-678-4227 Arctic Interagency Visitor Center (Coldfoot): 907-678-5209 (summer only) Anaktuvuk Pass Ranger Station: 907-661-3520 (summer only) Fairbanks Administrative Center: 907-457-5752 By Fax 907-692-5400 (Bettles) 907-455-0601 ...

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Planning Your Visit

Planning Your Visit The Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is open year-round. It is best to call each office prior to arrival to confirm current operational hours. The Fairbanks Headquarters is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on holidays); for visitor information, call ...

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At A Glance

An Unchanging Wilderness For many centuries the unmapped Central Brooks Range had been the homeland of Athapaskan and Inupiat people. These native inhabitants lived off the land wisely, preserving the integrity of their surroundings for the future. In all, the boundary of the national park and preserve covers about 8.2 ...

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In A Nutshell

Weather and Climate In the wilderness, weather rules. Visitors to Gates of the Arctic need to be prepared for all types of weather. Travel plans in and out of the park are always weather dependant. Rain and snowmelt can cause rivers to rise, making some routes impassable. Visitors should have ...

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Introduction

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska's Brooks Range preserves a place that combines vast untouched natural beauty with exceptional scientific value. This area includes a maze of glaciated valleys and gaunt, rugged mountains covered with boreal forest and arctic tundra vegetation. Wild rivers run through ...

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