Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve Facilities

RANGER STATIONS

Fairbanks Headquarters

4175 Geist Rd.

Fairbanks, AK 99709

Phone

(907) 457-5752

Open

Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closures

Closed on holidays

Anaktuvuk Pass Ranger Station

Phone

(907) 661-3520

Location

Anaktuvuk Pass, AK

Open

Open year-round (outside display). Call for ranger station hours.

Special Programs

Visitors seeking a Ranger's assistance should call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Exhibits

An outside Backcountry Orientation and Visitor Registration display is accessible year-round.

Bettles Ranger Station / Visitor Center

Open

From mid-June to the end of September: open 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (sometimes closed noon - 1:00 p.m. for lunch). Remainder of Year: open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - noon / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Phone

(907) 692-5495

Location

Bettles Field, AK

Special Programs

Education Programs are offered periodically year-round. Contact our Interpretive Specialist via the Contact link or call (907) 457-5752.

Exhibits

Various displays depicting the fauna of the Brooks Range and temporary exhibits depicting current research in the park are displayed in the Visitor Contact station during the summer season.

Available Facilities

An Alaska Natural History Association outlet,trip planning area and a reference library are available in this location. However, because Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a wilderness designated region, there are no NPS campgrounds, roads, established trails or other NPS maintained visitor facilities within the Park and Preserve boundaries.

Coldfoot Ranger Station

Open

Open All Year 8:00a.m. - 12:00a.m. / 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Phone

(907) 678-4227

Location

Coldfoot, Alaska, on the Dalton Highway.

Closures

Closed for Holidays

VISITOR CENTERS

Arctic InterAgency Visitor Center

Open

Memorial Day - Labor Day 10am-10pm daily

Phone

(907) 678-5209

Location

Coldfoot, AK

Special Programs

During the summer season interpretive programs and movies are offered daily. There are also a few walking paths.

Exhibits

This facility has beautiful and interesting exhibits on the Dalton Highway corridor and the public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the State of Alaska along the way. Enjoy exhibits about Gates of the Arctic, as well as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge, and the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

Available Facilities

In July 2004, a new state of the art interagency visitor center was inaugurated. This Visitor Center is operated jointly by the National Park Service, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Visitors to Coldfoot will find a beautiful facility with modern conveniences, and exhibits. There is also a trip planning area and an Alaska Natural History Association bookstore outlet.

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