Kobuk Valley National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park is located in a remote region of northwest Alaska. The park encompasses the Baird Mountains in the north, the Kobuk Sand Dunes in the south and the broad Kobuk River Valley in between. There are no roads or facilities within the park. Access to the park is available by private air taxi service from Kotzebue or Bettles. Other means of getting to the park include boat access in summer and snow machine access in winter. This national park offers endless opportunities for wilderness exploration, wildlife viewing, boating, camping and fishing.
Kobuk Valley National Park features the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, the Little Kobuk Sand Dunes and the Hunt River Sand Dunes. Dunes stand as tall as 100 feet high and temperatures can reach 100 degrees even in their arctic location. Together, these clusters of sand dunes cover 25 square miles and form the largest active dune field in arctic North America.
This park is also well known as a caribou migration area. Nearly half a million caribou in the Western Arctic Caribou Herd cross this land on their seasonal migrations between the Brooks Range and the Yukon River.
For more information on this wilderness area, visit the National Park website for Kobuk Valley National Park.
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