Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge is open to the
public year-round. There are no entrance
fees or Refuge permits required for personal recreation or subsistence activities,
such as hunting, fishing, berry picking, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, or
Activities Requiring a Special Use Permit
Refuge special use permits are required for all commercial
activity, scientific research, collecting activities, and use of cabins on
Refuge lands and/or waters. Commercial
activities include all types of recreational guiding, transportation services
(e.g., air taxi, big game transporter), and commercial filming. A $100 administration fee is required at permit
issuance, and permit holders are required to pay client use day fees. Contact
the Refuge Headquarters [907-246-3339] for information about applying for a special
Big Game Guiding
Special use permits for big game guide services are awarded through a competitive selection (prospectus) process and are valid for five years, with one additional five-year permit available non-competitively. The Refuge recently re-advertised nearly all of the available big game guide permits (application period closed February 29, 2012) for the new permit term beginning January 1, 2013. Learn More
Other Recreational Guiding
Permits for sport fishing, small game and waterfowl hunting,
and wildlife viewing are issued non competitively for terms of one year.
Operation of air and water taxi services, big game
transporters, or other transportation services requires a special use permit
from the Refuge. These permits are
issued noncompetitively for one year permit terms.
Commercial Audio/Visual Productions
Special use permits are not required for still photography
in Refuge areas open to the general public.
However, commercial filming and audio productions require a permit from
the Refuge. Contact the Refuge for
special requirements associated with commercial filming permits.
Except in cases of emergency involving the health and safety
of individuals, use and occupancy of any cabin on Refuge lands requires a
special use permit. Existing permitted
cabins should be respected as private property.