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Kobuk Valley Wilderness

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The Kobuk Valley Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Kobuk Valley Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

Kobuk Valley National Park and Wilderness are managed as part of Western Arctic National Parklands, based out of Kotzebue, Alaska. Four parks comprise Western Arctic National Parklands: Kobuk Valley National Park, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Noatak National Preserve, and Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.




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