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The Quick Guide to Visiting Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Basics

Region: Alaska / West / Pacific / Pacific Northwest

Total Size: 8,472,506 acres (13,238 sq miles) (34,287 sq km)

Park Size: 7,523,897 acres (11,756 sq miles) (30,448 sq km)

Preserve Size: 948,608 acres (1,482 sq miles) (3,838 sq km)

Location: North Slope, Northwest Arctic, and Yukon-Koyukuk Boroughs

Closest Cities: Bettles, Alaska

Busy Season: July to August

Visitation: 10,518 (in 2019)

How much does Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Cost?

Gates of the Arctic National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Open?

Gates of the Arctic National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. No areas are closed to pets, but pets must be under control or restrained at all times. Please review the Gates of the Arctic Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Gates of the Arctic.

Where are Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve’s visitor centers?

Fairbanks Alaska Public Land Information Center – Open Year Around

Bettles Ranger Station and Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Arctic Interagency Visitor Center – July to September

Anaktuvuk Pass Ranger Station – April to September

Land Acknowledgments for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

The National Park known as Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve sits on Inupiat, Dënéndeh, Gwich’in Nành, Kuuvuan KaNianiq, Koyukon land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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