Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Abundant Wildlife!

    Vast amounts of wildlife call these majestic lands home, including this red fox. See below to learn more about the fauna of the refuge.


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    Rich In Habitat

    Alaska Peninsula's diverse, wild habitat is vital to birds migrating from North America, Asia, and even farther afield.

    Wildlife & Habitat

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    Get Outside to Learn

    Customized environmental education programs get students outside to learn.

    Environmental Education

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    Successful Angling

    Dolly Varden char, lake trout, five kinds of salmon, Arctic grayling, and other fish can be caught in scenic locales.

    Plan Your Visit

Around The Refuge

2020 Federal Ptarmigan hunt for Unit 9

August 2, 2020

Notice of an emergency special action to establish a federal subsistence ptarmigan season in Unit 9 beginning Aug. 10, 2020. Please see the attached notice and contact the Refuge for more information.

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2019 Sea Bird Die Off

Sea Bird Die Off

Beginning in May 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) began receiving reports of dead and dying seabirds from the northern Bering and Chukchi seas, followed by reports in late June to early August of thousands of short-tailed shearwaters washed up on beaches in the Bristol Bay region. See the link below for more information.

Click here for a Fact Sheet on the 2019 sea bird die off

Questions & Answers Cape Greig Haulout

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Question and answer document to provide information to the public about the Cape Greig Pacific walrus haulout which has recently formed.

Q & A with Map
What's Happening

King Salmon Visitor Center and Office Hours

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state, and local public health authority guidance as we continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 7/9/2021, the refuge is operating an outdoor contact station from 9am-5pm. Administrative offices are open by appointment only. Visitors can call 907-246-3339 for the admin offices, and 907-246-4250 for the VC. Please continue to visit this site for updates about phased re-opening for Visitor Center facilities.

About the Complex

Alaska Peninsula/Becharof

Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Alaska Peninsula/Becharof.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS