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Kobuk Valley National Park
Photo of Kobuk Valley National Park courtesy NPS

Kobuk Valley National Park is encircled by the Baird and Waring mountain ranges. The park povides protection for several important geographic features, including the central portion of the Kobuk River, the 25-sqaure-mile Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, and the Little Kobuk and Hunt River dunes.

Sand created by the grinding action of ancient glaciers has been carried to the Kobuk Valley by both wind and water. Dunes now cover much of the southern portion of the Kobuk Valley, where they are naturally stabilized by vegetation. River bluffs, composed of sand and standing as high as 150 feet, hold permafrost ice wedges and the fossils of Ice Age mammals.

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Facilities available at Kobuk Valley National Park:



National Geographic TrailSmart Topographic Maps on CD-ROM


Kobuk Valley National Park website
Recreation Area Map
Park Email: WEAR_Webmail@nps.gov

Phone numbers
Headquarters 907-442-3890
summer Visitor Information 907-442-3760

Address
PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752