Wilderness Adventure

Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, that rich tradition continues.

a group of about 30 caribou splash into the water of a river with snowcapped mountains

Caribou Splash Across the Kobuk River

A group of caribou cross the Kobuk River at Onion Portage during their fall migration.

Last updated: May 20, 2020

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PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752

Phone:

(907) 442-3890

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