Operating Hours & Seasons
Noatak National Preserve is open year around. The headquarters office and visitor information center are located at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue.
Visitor Center Hours:
June - September
October - May
Arctic winter conditions - snow, ice, wind, and below-freezing temperatures - exist in the preserve from October through April. Summer temperatures average 54° F, although some days in July may get up to 80° F. Snow or freezing temperatures may occur at any time.
Did You Know?
Noatak National Preserve provides critical habitat for one of the most northern populations of Dall sheep in the world. The coastal Inupiat word for Dall sheep is Imnaiq; the Kobuk dialect word is Ipnaiq