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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Water

Filtering water in the Itkillik valley.

Filtering water in the Itkillik valley.

NPS Photo Teri McMillan

Even in this remote park some rivers and lakes contain Giardia lamblia, or other intestinal parasites.

For your safety it is recommended that you drink only boiled, filtered or chemically treated water.

To protect the water quality, bathe and wash dishes at least 100 feet from sources of drinking water and use biodegradable soaps.

Go at least 200 yards from the water to use the restroom.

Did You Know?

Person paddling down the Noatak River.

The Noatak drainage that begins in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and continues through the Noatak Preserve is an internationally recognized biosphere reserve.