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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 »

Weather and Climate

A snowy July morning in camp.

Camping in July

NPS Photo  Jobe Chakuchin

In the wilderness, weather rules. Visitors to Gates of the Arctic need to be prepared for all types of weather. Travel plans in and out of the park are always weather dependant. Rain and snowmelt can cause rivers to rise, making some routes impassable. Visitors should have enough food to stay extra days in the park and try to have flexible travel plans in case flights into the park are delayed.



 
Bettles
Anaktuvuk Pass
Month
Maximum
(F/C)
Minimum
(F/C)
Maximum
(F/C)
Minimum
(F/C)
January
-5 / -20
-25 / -32
-8 / -22
-22 /-30
February
15 / -9
-5 / -20
-7 / -22
-2 / -19
March
20 / -7
0 / -18
1 / -17
-15 / -26
April
35 / 2
15 /-9
13 / -11
-5 / -21
May
55 / 13
35 / 2
39 / 4
21 / -6
June
65 / 18
45 / 7
58 / 14
37 / 3
July
70 / 21
50 / 10
61 / 16
41 / 5
August
60 / 15
40 / 4
54 / 12
37 / 3
September
45 / 7
25 / -4
39 / 4
25 / -4
October
30 / -1
20 / -7
14 / -10
2 / -17
November
10 / -12
-10 / -23
1 / -17
-13 / -25
December
-20 / -29
-40 / -40
-9 / -23
-22 / -30

Did You Know?

5000 year old stone tent ring in Gates of the Arctic National Park

Reminders of an older time, remains of ancient caribou skin tents can still be seen in Gates of the Arctic National Park. More...