Preserve Your Wilderness Park
NPS Photo Teri McMillan
The greatest resource of all is space-space for wandering, space for solitude and a sense of discovery.
Gates of the Arctic is the United States’ premier wilderness park. Its towering mountains run through a delicate balance of tundra, boreal forest, and coastal plains fed by icy rivers and lakes. Here visitors experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. However, the short growing season and permafrost create a surprisingly fragile Arctic ecosystem. The National Park Service is dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural wonders of the park as well as the wilderness experience available to all.
We need your help.
Did You Know?
The Noatak drainage that begins in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and continues through the Noatak Preserve is an internationally recognized biosphere reserve.