The Noatak River starts in the heart of the Central Brooks Mountain Range and is Alaska's longest waterway designated as a "Wild and Scenic River." It is surrounded by a landscape of glacial valleys, rugged mountains and tundra foothills.
LaVonne's is a remote camp five miles from Kotzebue that allows people to participate in hands-on activities of native Eskimos. Visitors join local elders in placing fishing nets, preparing fresh-caught salmon and harvesting plants. The on-site cabins are rustic with outhouses as bathrooms.
This local information center is filled with exhibits on the area's natural resources and protected lands. It also offers classes that explore traditional crafts and the use of native medicinal plants, along with a small bookstore with publications about northern Alaska's history and geography.