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Noatak National Preserve

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Address: Kotzebue, AK
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

One of the best areas in the state for outdoor activities.

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Fishing at its best

We camped on a gravel bar and fished up and down river. We met two bears and a moose. And another group from Germany. Good fishing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped on a gravel bar and fished up and down river. We met two bears and a moose. And another group from Germany. Good fishing.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Saw lots of animals. Caribou of course also saw Fox, Musk Ox, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear and Wolves. Very interesting place to fly over and stay in the Preserve.

Thank Dan R
Fairbanks, Alaska
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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.

Thank BobybC
Kotzebue, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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.

Thank LiCottam
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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.

1 Thank Kerry K

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