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?
Noatak National Preserve lies entirely north of the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle is located at 66º 33’N Latitude and circumscribes an area in which the sun does not set at least one day per year.