• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Wilderness Adventure

As one of North America's largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intact ecosystem, the Noatak River environs features some of the Arctic's finest arrays of plants and animals. The river is classified as a national wild and scenic river, and offers stunning wilderness float-trip opportunities - from deep in the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea.

Did You Know?

An archeologist excavates a house pit overlooking a stream.

The Preserve contains thousands of undisturbed archaeological and cultural sites, some dating back 11,000 years.