Bureau of Land Management National Park Service US Fish and Wildlife Service US Forest Service

John River, Alaska

Managing Agency:

National Park Service, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve


Designated Reach:

December 2, 1980. The segment within Gates of the Arctic National Park.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 52.0 miles; Total — 52.0 miles.

John River

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John River (National Park Service)

Photo Credit: Peter Gorman

John River

This river flows south from Anaktuvuk Pass in Alaska's Brooks Range. The valley is an important migration route for the Arctic Caribou Herd.