Wildlife Viewing Tips
Nearly ¾ of a million acres in size, Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is characterized by its diverse habitats and wildlife. Then, why is wildlife viewing so unpredictable here? Unlike the unobstructed viewing experienced on water in Kenai Fjords National Park or in an open tundra area like Denali National Park, much of the terrain at the Refuge is covered with high, dense vegetation. Although there are many miles of roads along the northern boundary of the Refuge, the views obtained from a leisurely car ride are frequently obscured by brush and timber. However, there are several ways to surmount these barriers to wildlife viewing, as outlined below.