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Kobuk Valley Fast Facts

  • Kobuk Valley National Park covers a total area of 1,669,813 acres
  • The number of people visiting Kobuk Valley in 2019 was 15,766 (All Years)
  • Kobuk Valley was made a national park on December 2, 1980
  • The lowest elevation found in Kobuk Valley is 40 feet at Kobuk River
  • The highest elevation found in Kobuk Valley is 4,760 feet on Mount Angayukaqsraq
  • There is no entrance fee for Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park lies in the Alaska time zone

Random Facts About Kobuk Valley

  • On November 16, 1978, Kobuk Valley National Monument was created along with 15 others. On December 2, 1980, the monument was changed to a national park, along with all other Alaskan national parks, by the Alaska Native Interests Land Conservation Act.
  • Kobuk Valley National Park lies 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle, joining Gates of the Arctic National Park as the only two U.S. national parks north of that line.
  • Large mammals found in Kobuk Valley include caribou, grizzly bears, lynx, musk oxen, and arctic foxes. Smaller mammals include arctic ground squirrels, Alaska marmots, and voles.

Where is Kobuk Valley National Park?

Kobuk Valley National Park is an extremely remote area of northwestern Alaska. Visitors should be well prepared for wilderness survival and/or travel with an experienced outfitter. Using a website will not be sufficient for planning a trip to Kobuk Valley. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Kobuk Valley.

More About Kobuk Valley

We have pages on other things about Kobuk Valley National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather and Getting to the Park.

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