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Visitor Center

Visitor Center The King Salmon Visitor Center offers a variety of interpretive exhibits related to the natural and cultural resources of the Alaska Peninsula. Highlights include Native peoples; commercial, sport and subistence fishing; the life cycles of salmon; geology and vulcanology; brown bears; marine mammals; and other birds, plants and "watchable wildlife."

Visiting King Salmon

The King Salmon Visitor Center is a great place to begin your visit to the refuge. The Visitor Center is located next to the King Salmon Airport and is open year-round. The Visitor Center has an information/trip planning desk, interactive exhibits and interpretive programs, and an audio-visual room featuring films from our extensive library.  It is also an outlet of Alaska Geographic, a store offering educational books, gifts for purchase, numerous navigation charts, and topographic maps of the region. Information about air charter services, local businesses, and fishing/hunting guides licensed to operate on public lands can be obtained at the Visitor Center.

Contact the King Salmon Visitor Center by phone: 907-246-4250. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  Summer hours are typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.  You can also use e-mail:, or


Alaska Peninsula and Becharof NWR Office

The Refuge Office is located in King Salmon, about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. The office in King Salmon is in a modern two story facility by the bank of the Naknek River. The office is located approximately 1/8 mile from the King Salmon Airport.  It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There are exhibits on the ground floor.

For visitors who need special use permits or have walrus ivory to tag, it is best to call ahead to be sure the right person to help you will be available. 

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015
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