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You don't have to come to Alaska to experience Kobuk Valley National Park. Check out our photo galleries, videos and research blog for a taste of Kobuk Valley from the comfort of your home.

History and Culture

Kobuk Valley is home to Onion Portage, one of the most complete records of Arctic culture, where the Inupiaq Eskimo have hunted caribou for the past 10,000 years.


In the Kobuk Valley, located entirely above the Arctic Circle, the boreal forest gives way to the tundra. Once called the most isolated wilderness ever seen, the valley is home to many animals, including grizzly bears, wolves, foxes, moose, Dall's sheep and the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, the largest herd in America.

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Learn about the mission of Kobuk Valley National Park, why we were established and what we are preserving.


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Last updated: February 5, 2024

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PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752


907 442-3890

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