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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • 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?

Chert projectile point

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.