Fodor's Expert Review Kobuk Valley National Park

Kobuk Valley National Park Park (National/State/Provincial)

Lying entirely north of the Arctic Circle along the southern edge of the Brooks Range, this park's 1.14 million acres contain remarkable inland deserts. People last lived in the region 12,500 years ago when Asia and North America were still connected by the Bering Land Bridge, and today the area is rich in archaeological history. Like most other remote Alaska parks, Kobuk Valley National Park is undeveloped wilderness with no visitor facilities. It can be a good place for backpacking and river trips for those prepared for the remoteness. In nearby Kotzebue, the National Park Service has a visitor center where staff can provide tips for travel into the park. The villages of Kobuk and Kiana both provide immediate take-off points and have air service.

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Alaska  USA

907-442–3890-Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

www.nps.gov/kova

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