• Breathtaking autumn colors in Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

    Bering Land Bridge

    National Preserve Alaska

Things To Know Before You Come

Two men with a small airplane near Serpentine Hot Springs in the fall
Travel into the preserve requires planning, flexibility, and most often, an airplane.
NPS Photo

There are no roads traveling into Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. While a lack of roads makes visiting a more difficult, the remoteness helps to maintain the wilderness characteristics of the preserve.

During the summer months access to the preserve is by small airplane, boat, or foot. There is an unimproved dirt landing strip at Serpentine Hot Springs, and there are beaches and lakes adequate for float planes. Here (PDF - 67 KB) is a list of permitted air taxis that can operate within Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. Private pilots may also land airplanes within the preserve. The use of ATVs and other off-road vehicles is prohibited. The tires of these vehicles cause damage to the tundra that scars the landscape for generations. Once there is adequate snow cover in the winter, access can also be made via snowmobile.

Traveling within Bering Land Bridge National Preserve requires that visitors be self-sufficient and flexible. For more information about traveling in the preserve see the Backcountry Safety page. It is also important to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

With proper planning and equipment a trip into the preserve can be rewarding. As one of the least visited National Park Units, the opportunity to travel a land visited by so few can provide solitude and beauty not often available in other parts of the country.

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