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?
The Western Arctic caribou herd is comprised of about 370,000 caribou, making it North America’s largest. These “nomads of the north” travel through Noatak National Preserve twice a year during their long trek between southern wintering areas and northern calving grounds.