VISIT Gates of the Arctic National Park:
Gates of the Arctic National Park was established on December 1, 1978, and has a total area of 7,523,897 acres (11,756 square miles, or 30,461 square kilometers).
|Address||101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK, 99701|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Gates of the Arctic National Park is the 361st most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Gates of the Arctic National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Gates of the Arctic National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Gates of the Arctic National Park are January, February, March & April.
Gates of the Arctic National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Gates of the Arctic National Park is visited.
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Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Gates of the Arctic National Park.
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Gates of the Arctic National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Gates of the Arctic National Park:
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Gates of the Arctic National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Gates of the Arctic National Park.
|Fairbanks International Airport||FAI||Fairbanks, AK||254 mi|
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC||Anchorage, AK||467 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Gates of the Arctic National Park.
|Arctic Village Airport||ARC||Arctic Village, AK||201 mi|
|Deadhorse Airport||SCC||Deadhorse, AK||205 mi|
|Wiley Post Will Rogers Memorial Airport||BRW||Utqiaġvik, AK||256 mi|
|McGrath Airport||MCG||McGrath, AK||340 mi|
|Anvik Airport||ANV||Anvik, AK||406 mi|
|Holy Cross Airport||HCR||Holy Cross, AK||430 mi|
|Aniak Airport||ANI||Aniak, AK||466 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.