Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay

Population: 2,174

Deadhorse is located on Prudhoe Bay at the end of the Dalton Highway, 498 miles north of Fairbanks.

Referred to both as Deadhorse and as Prudhoe Bay (the ZIP code listing was changed from Deadhorse 99734 to Prudhoe Bay 99734), this industrial settlement was established to support oil field development on Prudhoe Bay. Virtually all the businesses here are engaged in oil field or pipeline support activities.

Visitor accommodations are available at Deadhorse Camp. (Prudhoe Bay Hotel and Arctic Oilfield Hotel accommodate mainly oil field workers.) Dining service is available at the hotel cafeterias. There is a Napa Store, Prudhoe Bay General Store and the post office. The “Colville Mini-Mall” carries industrial supplies and sundries. Alcohol, ammunition, weapons and many grocery items are not available in Deadhorse. There is no bank, but ATMs are available. Credit cards and traveler’s checks are generally accepted, but Alaska Department of Fish and Game licenses and U. S. postage must be paid for in cash. Check at the Arctic Oilfield Hotel and at Tesoro for overnight RV parking space. Fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel is available at NANA (Chevron) or the Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay Tesoro Station. Tire and vehicle repairs are available.


  • Take a dip in the Arctic Ocean and join the Polar Bear Club by taking a commercial oil field tour (must reserve 24-hours in advance with Deadhorse Camp at 907-474-3565 or Northern Alaska Tour Company at 907-474-8600) passport or U.S. drivers license required).