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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

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October 25, 2012
Park Land Cleanup
An unusual litter removal project wrapped up this summer in two National Park Service areas in Northwest Alaska, totaling six tons of debris.

February 18, 2011
Superintendent Named for Western Arctic National Parklands
Frank Hays has been selected as superintendent of Western Arctic National Parklands, comprised of four park units including Kobuk Valley National Park.

January 06, 2010
Northwest Arctic Heritage Center Community Opening
Saturday, December 19, was a big day in Kotzebue, Alaska. Almost 10 years after it was first envisioned, the National Park Service opened the doors of the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center to the community.

June 01, 2008
Construction to Begin in July 2008 on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
After seven years of planning, construction will soon begin on the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue. Follow the progress as the center takes form during construction.

Did You Know?

Two rustic cabins surrounded by trees. The large one sits on the ground and the small one sits on stilts to protect stored food from animals

In 1940, archeologist J. Louis Giddings traveled down the Kobuk River on a homemade raft, with three young Native men as guides. They found many ancient house depressions, including one at Onion Portage in Kobuk Valley National Park. The site is now believed to be about 10,000 years old.