Noatak Wilderness

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Noatak Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Noatak Wilderness
Map showing the location of Noatak Wilderness
Location Noatak National Preserve, Alaska, USA
Coordinates 68°03′54″N 159°33′07″W / 68.06500°N 159.55194°W / 68.06500; -159.55194Coordinates: 68°03′54″N 159°33′07″W / 68.06500°N 159.55194°W / 68.06500; -159.55194
Area 5,765,427 acres (2,333,186 ha)
Established 1980 (1980)
Governing body National Park Service

The Noatak Wilderness is a wilderness area in Alaska, United States. It is part of the Noatak National Preserve. Together with neighboring Gates of the Arctic Wilderness, Noatak National Preserve, more than 6.5 million acres (2,600,000 ha), protects almost the entirety of the largest untouched river basin in America, that of the Noatak River. All of the preserve, except for about 700,000 acres (280,000 ha) east of the village of Noatak, has been designated Wilderness. The wilderness is the fourth-largest in the United States, following the Wrangell-Saint Elias Wilderness, the Mollie Beattie Wilderness, and the Gates of the Arctic Wilderness.

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