Emergency Sheep Hunting Closure in Units 23 & 26(A)
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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
NPS Photo by Zak Richter
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is open year round to visitors, but some of our visitor centers are only open seasonally. It is best to call each visitor center or office prior to arrival to confirm current operational hours.
Bettles Ranger Station and Visitor Center
Fairbanks Administrative Center
Arctic Interagency Visitor Center
Anaktuvuk Pass Ranger Station
Did You Know?
Chert is a fine-grained rock used by the prehistoric inhabitants of the Brooks Range to create tools like scrapers, knives and spear points. The Brooks Range contains one of the richest deposits of "tool quality" chert in the world.