Kobuk Wild River, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska
Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska| Map |
Far, far away from the relative bustle of other Alaskan destinations, the peaceful Kobuk River is a delightful destination for travelers planning to explore the American arctic. Located within Kobuk Valley National Park, the river traverses 350 miles of tundra and mountains, attracting fishermen, campers and floaters. Boating and rafting are two of the more popular activities. Only accessible by boat, plane or snow vehicles, a packing concession is probably the best way to get to and stay at the Kobuk. Unlike other national parks, there are no facilities anywhere near and even the visitor center is well outside the park. But what it lacks in services it makes up for in unspoiled wilderness, fantastic wildlife spotting and superb hiking. The Kobuk River is remote in distance but close to the heart of travelers who have come to this unique and beautiful Alaskan getaway.
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Tips for Families
Make sure to check the fishing forecast before planning a trip.
Address: Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska| Map