Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park

Overview / Map of Kobuk Valley

Frequently Asked Questions

What designations are associated with Kobuk Valley National Park? National Park - December 2, 1980 National Monument - December 1, 1978 What is the origin of the name Kobuk? Kobuk Valley National Park is named after the Kobuk River valley, which runs through its center. According to the Dictionary of Alaska Placenames (by ...

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In A Nutshell

Accessibility There are no accessible trails or roads in Kobuk Valley National Park. Contact licensed air transporters to check for availability of required services.Weather Weather is a central concern to those planning to visit Kobuk Valley National Park at any time of year. Summer temperatures are usually in the mid 60°'s ...

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At A Glance

Things To Know Before You Come Visitors should be prepared to enjoy a non-traditional National Park Service experience. There are no roads, trails, campgrounds or regularly attended ranger stations in Kobuk Valley National Park. This is truly a wild area. Access is typically by small aircraft, which can cost ...

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Planning Your Visit

Stretching from the Baird Mountains on the north to the Kobuk Sand Dunes in the south, Kobuk Valley National Park occupies a broad valley that supports caribou, salmon, loons, the rare Kobuk locoweed, wolves and native culture. The park's 1.7 million acres sit in a semi-enclosed bowl about ...

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