Kobuk Valley National Park
The Kobuk Valley National Park holds many of nature's gems, including caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, and Onion Portage. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, that rich tradition continues. The park's 1.7 million acres sit in a semi-enclosed bowl about 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Get ready to fish, camp, hike and enjoy the wildlife. Kobuk Valley National Park is an unforgettable wilderness experience.
Seasonality / Weather
Kobuk Valley National Park is open year around. The headquarters office and visitor center are located at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue. Arctic winter conditions - snow, ice, wind, and below-freezing temperatures - exist in the park from October through April. Summer temperatures average 54° F, although some days in July may get up to 100° F. Snow or freezing temperatures may occur at any time.
Kobuk Valley National Park is a remote area. There are no roads that provide access.