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Annual Visitors to Kobuk Valley National Park

Updated April 29th, 2022
Visitor counts have been steadily increasing over the past few years, and Kobuk Valley National Park is now one of the most popular national parks in the United States.

Kobuk Valley National Park is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. The park receives an average of 11.5 thousand visitors per year, with a temporary decrease in 2020 due to the global pandemic. The expected visitor count for 2022 is 15.7 thousand. Kobuk Valley National Park is among the least visited National Parks in the United States, with only two other National Parks receiving similar numbers of visitors each year.

Annual Visitor Counts for Kobuk Valley National Park

Here is the most accurate data for the annual visitaiton counts. These counts come from the official NPS.gov website. Slight innacuracies may exist since counting practices have changed over time.

There are many reasons Kobuk Valley National Park is popular. One reason is that it is one of the least visited National Parks in the United States. This means that it is not as crowded as other National Parks and that visitors can enjoy a more intimate experience with nature. Another reason is that the Park has a variety of landscapes and ecosystems to explore, from mountains to tundra. And finally, the Park is home to a number of wildlife species, including caribou, moose, and wolves.

Annual Visitor Counts for Kobuk Valley National Park
YearCount of Visitors
202111,540
202011,185
201915,766
201814,937
201715,500
201615,500
20150
20140
201316,875
201229,550
201111,485
20103,164
20091,879
20081,565
2007847
20063,005
20055,037
20044,744
20034,006
20024,046
20014,217
20002,646
19996,309
19985,550
19972,781
19962,781
19952,781
19942,781
19932,816
19922,829
Data last updated on April 28th, 2022. Sourced from irma.nps.gov

How many people visited Kobuk Valley National Park last year?

In 2021 there was a total of 11.5 thousand visitors to Kobuk Valley National Park.