Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Dave Mills
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a remote wilderness area located above the Arctic Circle and far from any roads. With careful planning, visitors can access the Park and Preserve by taking a bush plane from a local village or by hiking in from the Dalton Highway or the village of Anaktuvuk Pass. Traveling through this vast wilderness, you will discover craggy ridges, glacier carved valleys and fragile flowers. Come and experience solitude in the intact ecosystems of the park, where people have lived with the land for thousands of years.
Park Acreage: 
8.47252e+06
Highest Point: 
Mount Igikpak
Highest Point Elevation: 
8276 feet
Visitor Count: 
9982
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Rocky Mountains; Aurora Borealis; Alatna River; John River; Kobuk River; Noatak River; North Fork of the Koyukuk River; Tinayguk River; Brooks Range
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Fairbanks, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Coldfoot, AK; Bettles, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)