Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Julie Hopkins

North of the Arctic Circle, Cape Krusenstern is north of the Arctic Circle and stretches 70 miles along the Chukchi Sea shoreline. Beach ridges provide proof of 5,000 years of human activity, and Inupiat people continue to use the resources today. Expansive wetlands produce food, water, and shelter for migratory birds. Carpets of tundra wildflowers and sometimes musk oxen, moose, or caribou can be spotted in the park by hikers and boaters alike.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
649085
Highest Point: 
Mt. Noak
Highest Point Elevation: 
2010 feet
Visitor Count: 
2598
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Chukchi Sea; Krusenstern Lagoon; Kotzebue Sound
Endangered Species: 
Eskimo Curlew
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kotzebue, AK
Gateway Communities: 
Fairbanks, AK; Anchorage, AK; Kotzebue, AK
Nearby Airports: 
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)