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Noatak National Preserve

Kotzebue, AK
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Kotzebue
Description: One of the best areas in the state for outdoor activities.
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Fairbanks, Alaska
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Flightseeing trip Kotzebue to middle Noatak and back, with a stop for lunch at Tulugak Lake. Fantastic subarctic scenery, and the Noatak River is stunningly blue (not the glacial silt or tannic brown of Interior Alaska rivers. Definitely would like to spend more time of the ground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Worth the travel to experience the solitude. Getting there is not easy or cheap, but memories to last a lifetime.

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Kotzebue, Alaska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Viewed the preserve by air with Arctic Backcountry Flying Service. Scenery was breathtaking and the wildlife viewing rewarding. We saw moose, caribou, musk ox, dall sheep, and a grizzly bear from the air. The river was just breaking up and the variety of colors amazing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The Noatak River is a world class river, half a mile wide even in the low flow months. This is truely remote wilderness accessable only by boat or bush plane. The little village of Noatak is quaint and worth a visit if you are floating the river.

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