Guardians of the Gates
The National Park Service invites you to become a Guardian of the Gates and help us protect this national treasure.
Before you enter the Park and Preserve stop by a ranger contact station for a Back Country Orientation. Participants receive a Guardians of the Gates patch, as well as an opportuntiy to ask questions about their trip and get park area specific condition updates. Visitors also have the opportunity to fill out the voluntary Back Country Registration form and check out Bear Resistant Food Containers free of charge.
Those with a short layover can request a Back Country Orientation Video/DVD be sent through the mail. The video can be returned at the ranger contact station when you stop by for updates and Bear Resistant Food Containers.
If we work together we can preserve this special place and the wilderness values that are experienced here for future generations.
Did You Know?
To access Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, most people fly into the park on floatplanes that land on lakes or bush planes that can land on gravel bars.