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    Noatak

    National Preserve Alaska

Outdoor Activities

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. There are endless opportunities to explore this wild and unspoiled land.

This is a park for wilderness-oriented activities. Travel services and facilities are not developed. You are mostly on your own and must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient. Come climb the mountains, float the rivers, backpack and camp, or fly above it all. Come, but come prepared!

Did You Know?

Park Ranger packing up a collapsible canoe while standing ankle deep in the Kugururok River.

The Noatak River has been designated as a Wild and Scenic River. As one of the least disturbed ecosystems in the world, it provides a unique opportunity for canoe and kayak trips.