Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Kobuk Valley National Park.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

No passes needed.
No fee.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Kobuk Valley National Park does not require an entrance fee to access the park.

If you are organizing a trip for yourself, the National Park Service does not require reservations for any type of travel or backcountry camping within the park. If you are part of an organized recreation group, contact the chief ranger for permit requirements and stipulations. Call us at 907.442.3890.

Commercial services that provide guides and transportation should be contacted well in advance to plan travel logistics. Keep in mind that travel by plane is the primary way to access the park, but flights are expensive. The cost to get to 2-3 people to a backcountry site one hour from Kotzebue will be about $2600 round trip. Traveling on the small commercial flights to a village will be about $500 round trip per person.

Last updated: February 14, 2024

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PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752


907 442-3890

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