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Cape Krusenstern National Monument


Cape Krusenstern National Monument is a treeless coastal plain dotted with sizable lagoons and backed by gently rolling limestone hills. The monument preserves sites where Eskimo communities existed for thousands of years.

National Park Service
P.O. Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752

907-442-3890

Hours of Operation: Park is open year around. Headquarters office hours 8:00am to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Visitor Center 8:00AM to 5:00PM daily, June through September. Cape Krusenstern National Monument is a treeless coastal plain dotted with sizable lagoons and backed by gently rolling limestone hills. The monument preserves sites where Eskimo communities existed for thousands of years. These communities were located on 114 beach ridges that are 4,000 years old, with older communities in the foothills.

Area (acres): 649,182

Getting There: Commercial airlines provide service from Anchorage or Fairbanks to Nome or Kotzebue. There are scheduled flights to villages and chartered flights to specific park areas. Summer access may include motorized/non-motorized watercraft, aircraft, or by foot.

Weather: Weather is a central concern to those planning to visit the park at any time of year. Summer temperatures on the coast are usually in the low 50 's F, with mid 60 to 70 with an occasional period of 80's or 90's in the interior.

Accessibility: There are no accessible trails in the park. Contact charter services to check availability of required services.

Things to do at Cape Krusenstern National Monument

  • Backpacking
  • Birdwatching
  • Dog Sledding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing



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