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 »
Filing a Trip Plan
It is strongly recommended that visitors file a trip plan with a friend or relative. This plan should include
Instruct your friend or relative to call the park and initiate a search if they do not hear from you by a prearranged date and time.
We also encourage all visitors to fill out our voluntary backcountry registration form and the Alaska State Trooper SAR form. These forms provide appropriate information for park rangers should a search be initiated. However, in keeping with the wilderness nature of the Park and Preserve, rangers do not follow the itinerary of backcountry visitors.
Did You Know?
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.