Kobuk Valley National Park Locator Map

Fast Facts

Total Area
1,669,813 acres
Annual Visitation
29,550 in 2012 (view all years)
Creation Date
December 2, 1980
Entrance Fee
Time Zone
Lowest Elevation
40 feet at Kobuk River
Highest Elevation
4,760 feet on Mount Angayukaqsraq
Lowest Average Temp
-10F in February
Record Low Temp
-58F in 1958
Highest Average Temp
60F in July
Record High Temp
85F in 1958
Our Last Visit

Park Contact Information

Kobuk Valley National Park
PO Box 1029, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Info at (907) 442-3760
Fax to (907) 442-8316

Park Creation Timeline

On November 16, 1978, Kobuk Valley National Monument is created along with 15 others.
On December 2, 1980, the monument is changed to a national park, along with all other Alaskan national parks, by the Alaska Native Interests Land Conservation Act.

Animals and Plants

Large mammals include caribou, grizzly bears, lynx, musk oxen, and arctic foxes. Smaller mammals include arctic ground squirrels, alaska marmots, and voles.
There are very few reptiles and amphibians anywhere in Alaska due to the cold temperatures.

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