Located on the arctic coastal plain, 40 miles west of Prudhoe
Bay, 400 miles north of Fairbanks. Kuparuk is also the ARCO
Alaska base camp for the second largest oil field in the United
TRANSPORTATION: Charter plane or gravel road from
Prudhoe Bay. Airstrip 0.5 mile from camp is not open to
private aircraft; state operated airport at Deadhorse is
POPULATION: Approximately 300 oil-field workers.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: North Slope Borough Police,
Prudhoe Bay; ARCO Security Officers; ARCO Medical Services.
Summer weather usually cool, windy & foggy but generally
temperatures can reach 70 degrees in the summer. Winters are
very very cold, dark and windy. In the summer when the wind
isn't blowing, bugs can be horrendous.
FACILITY: The land is privately leased and there are
not any visitor facilities.
COMMUNICATIONS: Phones, mail plane, radio, and TV.
Cell Phone reception is also available.
Arrives by truck, cargo plane or barge.