Permits & Reservations

Reservations

Reservations are not required for any areas or activities within the park & preserve, except for groups.

If you are traveling in a group (i.e. nonprofit, educational, commercial, guided, etc.) please contact the park several months before your travel dates for permit requirements and group size limits.

NOTE: Commercial transporters are required to ensure that all of their clients get the opportunity to receive a backcountry orientation from park rangers prior to entering the park and preserve. Please take a moment to complete our voluntary registration form prior to your trip into the backcountry.

 

Permits

Commercial Activities
A business or an individual must obtain either a Concession Contract or a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) prior to conducting any commercial activity in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve.

These contracts and permits are issued and administered by the National Park Service (NPS).

Visit our webpage Do Business With Us to download a list of authorized commercial guides in Gates of the Arctic or to obtain a permit to conduct business in the park. Contact the visitor center in Bettles with further questions at 907-692-5494.


Special Use Permits -- This catch-all category covers permits that may be necessary for a variety of activities, such as organizing a large wedding in the park. Contact us for more details on Special Use Permits.

Research Permits

 

Restrictions

Drone Use: Launching, landing, or operating of drones (i.e., unmanned aircraft) from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.

Last updated: August 26, 2019

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Suite 110

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Phone:

907459-3730

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