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Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and National Monument


The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote national park areas, located on the Seward Peninsula in northwest Alaska. This land bridge was exposed when earth's water froze into glacial masses, causing the sea level to lower.

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
PO Box 220
Nome, AK 99762

907-443-2522

Hours of Operation: The park is open year-round. Highest visitation is in June and July; lowest in December, January and February.The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the most remote national park areas, located on the Seward Peninsula in northwest Alaska. The Preserve is a remnant of the land bridge that connected Asia with North America more than 13,000 years ago. This land bridge was exposed when earth?s water froze into glacial masses, causing the sea level to lower. When glaciers melted about 10,000 years ago, the sea level rose and covered up the land bridge. The two continents are presently separated by 51 miles of the Bering Strait. The preserve contains craters and lava flows. Sea mammals live in the preserve as well as reindeer, bears, wolves, and musk ox. The area also supports about 400 species of plants and more than 150 species of birds.

Area (acres): 2,697,406

Getting There: The Preserve is vast and access is limited. There are no roads that lead directly into it, and summer access is usually by bush planes and small boats. Winter access is mostly by small planes on skis, by snowmachine, or by dog sleds. ?Very often you are absolutely on your own in the Preserve, with few if any links to the outside world. Hiking can be difficult and strenuous, especially across tussock tundra. You must be prepared for varied and changing weather conditions.

Weather: Summer temperatures on the coast are usually in the low 50's F, with mid 60's to 70's and an occasional 80's or 90's in the interior. Average January lows are -15 F on the coast and -50 F in the interior. Winds average 8 to 12 mph, but 50 to 70 mph gusts are common.

Accessibility: N/A

Things to do at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and National Monument

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Educational
  • Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Nature
  • Walks
  • Snow
  • Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing



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