Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park

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VISIT Gates of the Arctic National Park:

Park Details

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
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Gates of the Arctic National Park is the 359th 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits3063103891721641,3493,0263,1371,0272918120
Precipitation12128142767776642211013
Avg Temp-719193353554835160-3
Max Temp172024285164666047291817
Avg Temp-19-16-13321394235245-11-16
Min Temp-44-42-38-26-22527219-15-31-37
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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.

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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.

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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:

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Nearest Airports

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.

Large Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Fairbanks International AirportFAIFairbanks, AK254 mi
Ted Stevens Anchorage International AirportANCAnchorage, AK467 mi
Medium Airports

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Arctic Village AirportARCArctic Village, AK201 mi
Deadhorse AirportSCCDeadhorse, AK205 mi
Wiley Post Will Rogers Memorial AirportBRWUtqiaġvik, AK256 mi
McGrath AirportMCGMcGrath, AK340 mi
Anvik AirportANVAnvik, AK406 mi
Holy Cross AirportHCRHoly Cross, AK430 mi
Aniak AirportANIAniak, AK466 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.