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Walker Lake

Walker Lake
Walker Lake. Photo by C. Johnson.

Walker Lake, located within Gates of the Arctic National Park, is a striking and scenic example of the geological and biological relationships of a mountain lake at the northern limit of forest growth. It is typical of the glacial lakes formed in rock basins or behind moraine dams along both flanks of the Brooks Range. There is representation of a full range of ecological communities from white spruce forest on the shores to the barren talus slopes 2000 feet above the lake.

Location: Alaska, AK

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 144,927

Ownership: Federal, State, Private

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012