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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the park. The Anaktuvuk Pass currently has limited recreational access into the community. Please contact the Anaktuvuk Pass Village Council for instructions to request access. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021
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Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve News

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  • Greg Dudgeon Selected as Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent

    June 15, 2021 | 10:26 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Greg Dudgeon to serve as the superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park starting in July 2021. Dudgeon currently serves as acting deputy regional director overseeing the management of 15 national parks, preserves, monuments and national historical parks in Alaska.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Aligns Regulations with State Law for Hunting and Trapping in Alaska National Preserves

    May 20, 2020 | 8:00 am

    The National Park Service announced a final rule that amends its regulations for hunting and trapping in Alaska national preserves, removing prohibitions adopted in 2015 on harvest practices, which are otherwise permitted by the state of Alaska and federal law. This rule provides for Alaska residents who rely on state law to engage in their traditional hunting practices.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Alaska Announces Updates to Park Compendiums

    April 20, 2020 | 4:00 pm

    The National Park Service has updated park compendiums. A compendium – one for each NPS area in Alaska – is a compilation of designations, closures and restrictions adopted under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service Hosting Gates of the Arctic Subsistence Resource Commission Meeting

    March 23, 2020 | 3:00 pm

    The Gates of the Arctic National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will be holding a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, April 15. The meeting will begin at 8:30 am on Wednesday and adjourn for the day at 5:00 pm. The teleconference call is free of charge and the number is 1-866-810-1272, using the participant code of 5366629.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center Closure

    March 17, 2020 | 8:00 am

    Effective Wednesday, March 18, Gates of the Arctic's Contact Station at Alaska Centers - Fairbanks will be closed to public contact until further notice. Staff will still be available to answer visitor questions via email and phone, though response time may vary due to current circumstances. Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve remains open to the public.

    Read more at nps.gov