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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Fees & Passes

No fees or registration are required to enter the park; however visitors are requested to stop at one of the visitor centers to attend a back country orientation. During an orientation you can get valuable information about current weather, fire and wildlife alerts, back country safety, bear safety and Leave No Trace camping techniques.

Visitor Center options:

Anaktuvuk Pass Ranger Station

Bettles Visitor Center

Coldfoot Interagency Visitor Center

Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center

All of these facilities have Bear Resistant Food Containers to loan out to back country visitors.

If you are traveling in a group (i.e. nonprofit, educational, commercial, guided, etc.) please contact the park several months before your travel dates for permit requirements and group size limits.

NOTE: Commercial transporters are required to ensure that all of their clients get the opportunity to receive a backcountry orientation from park rangers prior to entering the park and preserve. Please take a moment to complete our voluntary registration form prior to your trip into the backcountry.

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