Operating Hours & Seasons
Cape Krusenstern National Monument is open year-round. The headquarters office and visitor information center are located at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue.
Visitor Center Hours:
October - May
Arctic winter conditions - snow, ice, wind, and below-freezing temperatures - exist in the monument from October through April. Summer temperatures average 54° F, although some days in July may get up to 80° F. Snow or freezing temperatures may occur at any time.
Did You Know?
The Red Dog Mine, the largest zinc mine in the world, is located northeast of Cape Krusenstern National Monument. The mine transports its ore on a haul road, traversing the northern boundary of Cape Krusenstern and ending at a port site on the Chukchi Sea.