Kobuk Valley National Park, just north of the Arctic Circle, is known for its caribou, the largest herd of wildlife in Alaska, stunning sand dunes, and the mighty Kobuk River. Half a million caribou migrate through the park, 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. Onion Portage is known for the wild onions that grow there and its importance as an archeological site. At this time, Kobuk Valley National Park is the least visited U.S. national park.
Northwest Arctic Heritage Center Address: 171 Third Ave, Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
Coordinates: 66.894090, -162.600370