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Despite its status as the smallest incorporated city in Alaska, Bettles is the gateway to big expeditions in no less than four major federal parks/land areas, not to mention phenomenal winter adventures.
Bettles/Evansville consists of two villages with about 10 residents each. Bettles is the major departure point to the Gates of the Arctic National Park, Kobuk Valley National Park, Noatak National Preserve, Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge as well as the Central Brooks Range.
Bettles is known for its wilderness lodges and camps specializing in adventure and fishing packages. Travelers can expect experienced Alaska guides and outfitters. Independent hikers and anglers can seek out the ranger station just beyond the airstrip at Bettles for Gates of the Arctic National Park and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge information. It is open daily in summer with information and resources relating to the park.
Bettles Ranger Station/Visitor Center (907-692-5494) offers local visitor information.
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