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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


Lots of mosquitos flying around a persons back as they float down the Koyukuk River.

Koyukuk Mosquitos

NPS Photograph Don Pendergrast

Although mosquitoes are generally worse in July, they can be a problem at any time throughout the summer and fall. Visitors to Gates of the Arctic and its associated communities should be prepared with more than one kind of mosquito protection.

Head nets, bug coats, long pants and assorted insect repellants are all good things to have with you for your trip into the Brooks Range. Head nets and bug coats often work best with a billed cap.

Did You Know?

A snowy Mount Igikpak on a sunny day.

At 8510 feet, Mount Igikpak, at the headwaters of the Noatak River, is the highest peak in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.