Paddling the Kobuk National Wild River
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Trips along the Kobuk National Wild River often consist of floats from Walker Lake traveling 140 miles downstream to the villages of Kobuk or Ambler. From these villages there are scheduled flights to both Kotzebue and Bettles, another departure point for this river. Bering Air Service (www.beringair.com) can transport you and your gear from either Kobuk or Ambler to Kotzebue.
Most of the river is rated Class I, but some lining of boats may be required just below Walker Lake and for a mile through Lower Kobuk Canyon. Paddlers usually plan on six to eight days for the float. For more information contact the Innaigvik Public Lands Information & Education Center before you depart for Alaska.