A Magical Landscape

North of the Arctic Circle, the monument forms 70 miles of shoreline on the Chukchi Sea.  More than 114 beach ridges provide evidence of human use for 5,000 years.  The Inupiat continue to use the area today.  Vast wetlands provide habitat for shorebirds from as far away as South America.  Hikers and boaters can see carpets of wildflowers among shrubs containing wisps of qiviut from muskoxen. Read More

Cape Krusenstern Beach Ridges

A Window to the Past

For the past 5,000 years people have left evidence of their lives on the beach ridges of Cape Krusenstern.

black and white bird flying

World Class Birding

Over 150 species of birds migrate to Cape Krusenstern National Monument every summer to breed.

Large dark brown bull muskox stands in a field of willows

Wildlife of Cape Krusenstern

An abundance of opportunities present themselves to see a variety of wildlife in Cape Krusenstern.

bright orange salmon drying on a fish rack

Diary of a Subsistence User

Many Alaskans still live off the land, just like their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Last updated: November 8, 2018

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