News Release

Getaway to Kobuk Valley National Park: This month’s National Park Getaway

Sand dunes with a forest and mountain range in the background
From mountains to valleys to vast sand dunes, Kobuk Valley National Park has a stunning diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and history.

NPS Photo / Julia Schock

News Release Date: August 1, 2017

Contact: Linda Jeschke, 907-442-8321

KOTZEBUE, Alaska – No one visits Kobuk Valley National Park because it’s easy. A remote park in Alaska north of the Arctic Circle, Kobuk Valley rewards those intrepid enough to venture there. It’s the wonder and promise of true wilderness that draws you to Kobuk Valley. It’s the fish-filled, meandering Kobuk River and its tributaries, the lifeblood of the park. It’s the rich botanical diversity—the park is home to its own wildflower, the Kobuk locoweed, found nowhere else in the world.

It’s the thrill of knowing you’ve visited one of the most distant, undeveloped national parks. It’s the rooted connection you feel when you crest a hill and see the same views as those who came 9,000 years before you. No matter your level of outdoor survival skills, summer adventures abound: boating, camping, backpacking, flightseeing, wildlife-viewing, photography, and fishing. Start planning your adventure! Read more

The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends. This month’s Getaway featuring Kobuk Valley National Park is the 272nd installment in the series.


About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at, on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Last updated: August 1, 2017

Experience More