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Kobuk Valley: general information

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Hiking in the Baird Mountains, watching the second largest caribou herd in North America migrate through the Park, going for a backpacking adventure in the Kobuk Sand Dunes in the south, floating the 350- mile Kobuk River, learning about Onion Portage National Historic Landmark... these are just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park where you would like to find out more about.
Did you know that the Kobuk Sand Dunes, consisting of the Great Kobuk, the Little Kobuk, and the Hunt River Sand Dune, cov...
Hiking in the Baird Mountains, watching the second largest caribou herd in North America migrate through the Park, going for a backpacking adventure in the Kobuk Sand Dunes in the south, floating the 350- mile Kobuk River, learning about Onion Portage National Historic Landmark... these are just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park where you would like to find out more about.
Did you know that the Kobuk Sand Dunes, consisting of the Great Kobuk, the Little Kobuk, and the Hunt River Sand Dune, cover 25 square miles and constitute the largest active sand dunes within arctic latitudes. Or that Onion Portage NHS is one of the most important archeological sites in arctic America and is still in use as a major caribou hunting site as it has been for over 100 centuries. For more information see the Prehistory of Alaska website.
Kobuk Valley National Park is a remote area. Although there are no developed facilities in Kobuk Valley National Park, you might want to experience the park by chartering a small plane from Kotzebue or Bettles or contact one of the commercial businesses authorized to operate in Kobuk Valley.
The park headquarters and visitor center are located at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue. Commercial airlines provide daily service from Fairbanks or Anchorage International Airport, to Kotzebue and/or Bettles.
This is the official Park Map by the National Park Service.
Hiking in the Baird Mountains, watching the second largest caribou herd in North America migrate through the Park, going for a backpacking adventure in the Kobuk Sand Dunes in the south, floating the 350- mile Kobuk River, learning about Onion Portage National Historic Landmark... these are just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park where you would like to find out more about.
Did you know that the Kobuk Sand Dunes, consisting of the Great Kobuk, the Little Kobuk, and the Hunt River Sand Dune, cov...

Kobuk Valley: nearby sleeping facilities

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9 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Super 8 Anchorage
City Garden Bed & Breakfast
Soldotna Inn
Copper Whale Inn Bed & Breakfast
Minnie Street Bed & Breakfast
A Taste of Alaska Lodge
Inn at Tern Lake
Girdwood Guest House
Trail Lake Lodge

Kobuk Valley: nearby destinations

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DenaliNational Park - Alaska - 291km (182mi)
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