Plan Your Visit
National Wildlife Refuge is a diverse and beautiful place. From the windswept
Pacific coast to the rugged peaks of the Kejulik Mountains, from iconic Mt.
Peulik volcano to vast Becharof Lake, the scenery is magnificent. Wildlife is
easily viewed, whether by plane, from the banks of a salmon stream, or hiking
the ancient Kanatak Trail. Plan an unforgettable visit here.
Visiting the Refuge
The Refuge offers a variety of
recreational opportunities, including sport fishing and hunting, observing and photographing
wildlife, hiking, backpacking, boating, and camping. While on the Refuge, you
are truly in a wild place, with spectacular views and a high probability for
danger, including interactions with wildlife and hypothermia. Refuge lands are
remote and accessible only by small aircraft, boat, or rugged cross country
hiking. There are no roads or maintained trails and help can be hours or even
days away if something goes wrong. Please prepare accordingly.
All commercial activity on the Refuge,
including guiding and transporting, requires a Special Use Permit. Contact the
Refuge office for information. Commercial, recreational, and subsistence
activities are monitored to assure these activities do not significantly impact
wildlife populations and their habitats.
There are many parcels of private land
within the boundaries of the refuge, and not all owners have marked their land.
Most cabin sites are private property. Please respect all private property and
get the landowner’s permission before entering.
Backcountry Safety Tips
Always leave your itinerary with family
and friends and notify them when you return.
Refuge lands are remote and may be inaccessible during inclement weather. Help
could be hours or days away should something go wrong. Carry emergency
water, food, clothing, map, compass, first aid kit, and signaling devices.
Be Wildlife Safe
Wildlife is an ever-present factor in any activity on the Refuge. Make sure you're prepared!Learn More
Leave No Trace
We hope your visit will show you a pristine landscape. Please leave it as you found it, or better.Learn More
Page Photo Credits Camp at Night, Susan Savage/USFWS, Floatplane at Ruth Lake, Jim Wittkop/USFWS, Work Crew Boarding Floatplane, Julia Pinnix/USFWS, Brown Bear and Cub Eating Salmon, Bob Dreeszen, Hikers Fording Stream, SCA/USFWS, Hiking in Fog, SCA/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014