Directions

 
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote park service units. It is disconnected from all road systems and far removed from major cities. Backcountry permits are not issued; people are able to visit the preserve on their own accord.

NPS presence in the preserve is sporadic, as our headquarters and visitor center are located in Nome, AK, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from the preserve. The preserve’s remote nature makes it difficult to get help. It can take several hours to reach medical facilities, at best.

Please evaluate your resources and abilities before attempting to reach the preserve. The biggest determining factor is transportation. The most common forms of entry are via small fixed-wing aircraft, snowmobile, or by foot. Weather is another major consideration. Plan for extra travel days in case of weather delays.
 
Aerial view of green hills.

Air Taxi

Hire a small bush plane from various Alaskan hubs to reach the preserve. View the air taxi directory.

Aerial views of golden rolling hills.

Private Plane

A private plane allows you to land on unimproved landing strips, beaches, or lakes. Read more on the Serpentine Landing Strip.

Three snowmobiles pointing down the trail.

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling opens up the backcountry and allows you to reach remote and secluded destinations.

Three backpackers look out to the landscape.

Hiking & Backpacking

Hiking into and around the Preserve is an adventurer’s dream. Rough terrain, isolation, and unpredictable weather.

 
A red cabin surrounded by greenery and knolls.

Serpentine Hot Springs

The most commonly visited area of the preserve is the Serpentine Hot Springs area. Visit page for GPS coordinate, bunkhouse amenities, etc.

 


Last updated: October 17, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 220

Nome, AK 99762

Phone:

(800) 471-2352

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