• Ice crystals form on ground vegetation

    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Directions

Getting There

Noatak National Preserve is a very remote area. There are no roads that provide access.

Commercial airlines provide service from Anchorage to Kotzebue or Fairbanks to Bettles. Once in Kotzebue or Bettles, you must fly to the preserve with various air taxi operators. There are scheduled flights to villages and chartered flights to remote park areas. Summer access may include motorized/non-motorized watercraft, aircraft, or by foot. (Note: Traveling by foot in the summer would be an arduous, roundabout journey.) Winter access may include snowmobiles, aircraft or by foot.


Did You Know?

Image of salmon cut for drying hang on a wooden rack, exposing the pink-red meat.

The Noatak River is home to 20 fish species, including 4 varieties of salmon, Sheefish, Burbot, Arctic Char, and Northern Pike. Many of these species are an important resource to subsistence users.