National Park

Kobuk Valley Dog Policy

Kobuk Valley National Park is Dog Friendly


Kobuk Valley protects 61 miles (98 km) of the Kobuk River and three regions of sand dunes. Created by glaciers, the Great Kobuk, Little Kobuk, and Hunt River Sand Dunes can reach 100 feet (30 m) high and 100 °F (38 °C), and they are the largest dunes in the Arctic. Twice a year, half a million caribou migrate through the dunes and across river bluffs that expose well-preserved ice age fossils,[1]

Kobuk Valley National Park is very remote, with no accessible roads, and no trails. Access is only by plane, snow machines, or by dogsled. However, it is very dog friendly if you can get there. Dog mushing is very popular in Kobuk Valley. Note that bears are often active in Kobuk Valley National Park, so please take care with your dog.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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