Bureau of Land Management National Park Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Forest Service

John River, Alaska

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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.


Wild — 52.0 miles; Total — 52.0 miles.

John River


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.