Last updated: April 14, 2015
"A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness.... He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks."
- Newton B. Drury, Director of the National Park Service 1940-1951
If you are ready to explore the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes or the Serpentine Hot Springs, park the Airstream and unpack the car. The Western Arctic National Parklands can't be reached by road. Even for those who live in the surrounding communities, reaching the parks can be expensive and challenging. Until you board the float plane, hop in the boat, drive the snowmachine, paddle, hike, mush, or ski to reach them, you can connect with and learn more about the parks on the official NPS websites, Twitter, and Facebook.
If you're on Facebook and need a new cover photo for your timeline, download this image from Noatak National Preserve and start imagining yourself here: