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Kobuk Valley National Park is located in northwestern Alaska, covering an impressive 1,795,280 acres. It’s actually one of the least visited in the National Park System, but for very good reasons of course. Not only are there no designated roads or trails in the park, but there are also no reads leading to the park itself!

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Despite this, it’s an absolutely rewarding experience, and tourists typically schedule an air taxi to make their way to this adventurous national park. Not only is it a great region for fun activities such as backcountry camping, hiking, boating, and dog sledding, but its history of human habitation dates as far back as 12,500 years ago.

Things to Do in Kobuk Valley National Park

Despite seeming so far away from human civilization, this secluded yet stunning national park offers a number of popular activities visitors just can’t pass up.

The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

As one of the most iconic sights of Kobuk National Park, this is the number one activity on all tourists’ lists. Not only are they the largest active sand dunes in the Arctic, but their out-of-the-ordinary location baffles many guests – after all, why would sand dunes be found next to a lush green forest, just 35 miles above the Arctic Circle?

These soaring dunes reach 100 feet into the air and are truly not to be missed. They’re a common destination for hiking and camping, and visitors can access the sand dunes via light aircraft or by landing some miles away and backpacking to them.


Whether you find a guided boat trip operating at the time of your visit, or you choose to have your own canoe / kayak / raft flown in on one of the commercial transporters to the national park, boating in many forms is a popular activity within this region.

This is because the Kobuk River passes through a large area of the park, making it a scenic way to experience the natural beauty that Kobuk Valley has to offer.

Camping & Backpacking

This region offers spectacular views of the unspoiled wilderness and two ways to soak-up this natural beauty is to camp and backpack during your visit.

Remember, there aren’t any designated roads, trails, or facilities within the park, and that includes dedicated campgrounds too. Visitors are instead welcome to set-up their tent virtually anywhere they’d like in Kobuk Valley National Park – but both
the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes and Onion Portage seem to be the two most iconic camping destinations.

Anyone contemplating camping or backpacking in the park must also first visit the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue for additional advice about travel logistics, as well as to loan bear-resistant food containers for their stay.

Create a Video Postcard

Here’s a unique and fun tradition many visitors to the park take part in – a video postcard!

Firstly, guests pick-up a mobile park sign from the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, before displaying it in a 60-second video where they introduce themselves and reveal something interesting about their visit to the remote park. Clever!

RV Parks Near Kobuk Valley National Park

Because the national park is only accessible via aircraft, RVers will have to stay in nearby towns such as Nome, Bettles, or Kotzebue. Chartered air taxis to and from the park also run from these towns, making it very handy indeed!

Salmon Lake State Park is one of the most reputable RV-friendly parks within Nome. It’s perched along the Clearwater River, overlooking stunning mountain ranges and features amenities such as RV hookups, a dump station, showers, electricity, toilets, water, and more. Rates vary depending on residential status, membership, and season.

Numerous RV parks exist in towns further away from the national park, however they all still allow plenty of options for accessing Kobuk Valley. It’s all part of the RV adventure!

Kobuk Valley National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to northwestern Alaska, there are plenty of Kobuk Valley National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Kobuk Valley National Park

Want to rent an RV near Kobuk Valley National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of Alaska through RVshare.

RV Rental Prices in Kobuk Valley National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Kobuk Valley National Park, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Kobuk Valley National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Kobuk Valley National Park starting at as little as $49 per night. The total cost of a Kobuk Valley National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Kobuk Valley National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Kobuk Valley National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Kobuk Valley National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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