A Magical Landscape

A bridge to the past and a land for the future, Cape Krusenstern National Monument protects approximately 560,000 acres of diverse Arctic coastal, and upland ecosystems. Inhabited by the Iñupiaq people since time-immemorial, over 5,000 years of sequential human use is documented in the 114 successive beach ridges. Rich connections to the land and waters are preserved through subsistence practices. Read More

Cape Krusenstern Beach Ridges
A Window to the Past

For the past 5,000 years people have left evidence of their lives on the beach ridges of Cape Krusenstern.

black and white bird flying
World Class Birding

Over 150 species of birds migrate to Cape Krusenstern National Monument every summer to breed.

Large dark brown bull muskox stands in a field of willows
Wildlife of Cape Krusenstern

An abundance of opportunities present themselves to see a variety of wildlife in Cape Krusenstern.

bright orange salmon drying on a fish rack
Diary of a Subsistence User

Many Alaskans still live off the land, just like their ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Last updated: May 9, 2024

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Kotzebue, AK 99752


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