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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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    All sheep seasons in Game Management Units 23 and 26(A) for all resident and nonresident hunters are closed due to severe decline in sheep numbers in the contiguous populations of the De Long and Schwatka Mountains. More »


A historic cabin that fallen in on itself.

Arrigetch Cabin

NPS Photo

Visitors to Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve must come to the park prepared. Though USGS topographical maps show cabins located throughout the park, these are misleading. Many of these cabins date back to the goldrush days of the area and have fallen into disrepair. Cabin sites of this sort tell the human history of the arctic and should be viewed but not disturbed. Intact cabins are usually private property and should be treated with the respect they deserve.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of a Native Alaskan woman with a dog team in the winter snow

Humans have lived on and off the land in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve for more than 12,500 years.