• Breathtaking autumn colors in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Bering Land Bridge

    National Preserve Alaska

Plan Your Visit

Blue tent set up at a tundra campsite at Serpentine Hot Springs on an overcast day.
Being prepared for the unexpected is important when planning a trip to Alaska.
NPS Photo
 

Travel in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the more remote units of the National Park System. Located on the Seward Peninsula approximately 100 miles north of Nome, Alaska, there are no roads going in to the preserve. Visitors to the preserve should come prepared to experience a wild and unpredictable Alaskan backcountry.

Wilderness travel through the preserve requires one to be experienced in backcountry travel and self-reliance. Due to remote locations and often inclement weather, pick-ups from remote locations may be delayed for several days. As in most backcountry situations, travelers should be prepared adequate food, water, clothing, and gear. While a trip into the preserve may be difficult, setting foot in a picturesque landscape traveled by few is a rewarding experience.

To learn more about the preserve and the surrounding area, the administrative office for BELA is located in Nome, Alaska. There is a small visitor center on the first floor of the Sitnasauk Building (the large yellow building with the polar bear statue) on Front Street. The visitor center is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday throughout the year and there are park films are available on request and exhibits. During the summer months, visitor center hours are extended and many special programs including talks, hikes, and Junior Ranger programs.

For more information about places to visit in the preserve, print out or download our interactive multimedia visitor's guide here!

Did You Know?

Two male musk oxen budding heads in the middle of the Kougarok Road in Nome, Alaska.

Muskox were once extinct on the Alaskan Seward Peninsula, but were reintroduced in 1970. They are now thriving on the Peninsula, even in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.