Umiat, Alaska lies adjacent to the Colville River approximately
140 miles southwest of Deadhorse, Alaska in the Arctic. The U.S.
Navy Seabees drilled the first oil well at Umiat for the former
Naval Petroleum Reserve in 1944, and the site later became a
U.S. Air Force Station. Umiat is now a commercial hunting lodge. Located on the
Colville River, 75 miles south of Harrison Bay, and 340 miles
north-northwest of Fairbanks.
TRANSPORTATION: Charter aircraft from Prudhoe Bay
SERVICES: North Slope Borough Public Safety Officer, Prudhoe
Bay (Small local dispensary or Prudhoe Bay Clinic)
Cool with fairly dry summers, but it can be extremely windy.
Extremely cold winters; Umiat frequently is the coldest
reporting station in Alaska.
PRECIPITATION: 6.5 Inches (including 34 inches of snow)