Nation's Largest Unaltered River Basin

As one of North America's largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intact ecosystem, the Noatak River environs feature some of the Arctic's finest arrays of plants and animals. The river is classified as a National Wild and Scenic River. It offers stunning wilderness float-trip opportunities - from deep in the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea. Read More

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The Noatak River

Flanked by the Delong and Baird mountains of the Brooks Range, the river offers 280 miles of superlative wilderness float-trip opportunities

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Living off the Land

Today - as in the past - the land provides for local families. They rely on fish, berries and wildlife to sustain their culture.

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Calling All Junior Rangers!

Become a Junior Ranger at Noatak National Preserve! Join us at a program or play along at home.

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Explore the Backcountry!

Explore the backcountry by camping and hiking in Noatak National Preserve's expansive wilderness.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752


907 442-3890

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