June 28, 2012
If you are ready to explore the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes or the Serpentine Hot Springs, park the Airstream and unpack the car. The Western Arctic National Parklands can't be reached by road. Even for those who live in the surrounding communities, reaching the parks can be expensive and challenging. Until you board the float plane, hop in the boat, drive the snowmachine, paddle, hike, mush, or ski to reach them, you can connect with and learn more about the parks on the official NPS websites, Twitter, and Facebook.
If you're on Facebook and need a new cover photo for your timeline, download this image from Noatak National Preserve and start imagining yourself here:
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Did You Know?
While hunting is not usually associated with national parks, local area residents are allowed to hunt and trap in Kobuk Valley National Park. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act allows for continued subsistence harvest in this and all Alaska park units established in 1980.