Cape Krusenstern National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Cape Krusenstern National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Address:PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752

Phone:907-442-3890
Fax:907-442-8316
Web: www.nps.gov/cakr/
Size: 649,085 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on December 1, 1978.
Location:Bordering the Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea in northwestern Alaska. 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. Winter access may include snowmobiles, aircraft, or by foot.
Facilities:Ranger station (seasonal). There are no roads, trails, or campgrounds within the monument.
Activities:Primitive camping, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The monument includes a representative example of the Arctic coastline along the Chukchi Sea, and archeological sites located along a succession of lateral beach ridges provide evidence of an estimated 5,000 years of human activity. Inupiat people continue to use the resources today. Large numbers of migratory birds come from all over the world to Cape Krusenstern to nest.

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Across Kotzebue Sound from Bering Land Bridge and less than ten miles from the Inupiat Eskimo village of Kotzebue, 560,000-acre Cape Krusenstern National Monument is a starkly beautiful, treeless coastal plain that is dotted with lagoons and backed by rolling limestone hills.