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

Noatak River, Alaska

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Managing Agency:

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


Designated Reach:

December 2, 1980. The river from its source in Gates of the Arctic National Park to the Kelly River in the Noatak National Preserve.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 330.0 miles; Total — 330.0 miles.

Noatak River

Noatak River

Situated in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Noatak National Preserve, the Noatak drains the largest mountain-ringed river basin in America that is still virtually unaffected by human activities.