Kobuk Valley National Park


Kobuk Valley National Park

National park, northwestern Alaska, U.S. Located north of the Arctic Circle, it was made a national monument in 1978 and a national park in 1980. Occupying an area of 1,750,421 acres (708,370 hectares), it preserves the Kobuk River valley, including the Kobuk and Salmon rivers, forest lands, and the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes. Archaeological sites reveal more than 10,000 years of human habitation. It protects caribou migration routes; other wildlife include grizzly and black bears, foxes, moose, and wolves.

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Kobuk Valley National Park, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up Kobuk Valley National Park? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.