Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Park PO Box 26030 Bettles Field

More than 8.5 million acres, the Gates of the Arctic is the nothernmost national park and where the true Alaska wilderness begins. With no roads, trails, or visitor center this park is truly a wilderness adventure home to grizzly bears, wolves, and wolverines. It's important to hire the right pilot or outfitter, who can set you and your family in the right direction. The National Park Service also provides downloadable guides for kids to learn and explore about birds, ancient cultural connections, and learning how to use a map and compass in the backcountry.

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