COVID-19 Alerts: Closures, Travel and Public Safety


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to the safety and health of our neighbors, friends, and employees across Alaska, and we are deeply concerned about the threat posed by the transmission of the infectious disease, COVID-19. We are following safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State of Alaska, including the most recent health mandates from the Governor. We continue to respect local Tribal, borough, and city orders in our communities. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has temporarily suspended operations from our office, with the exception of health and safety related activities, and our Visitor Center is closed. 

We will post any updates on our website and on Facebook. We continue to serve the public by phone and email:  call 907-262-7021 and dial "O" to reach our operator or 907-260-2820 to reach our Visitor Center staff.

Public Events: No previously scheduled public events will take place in person at the Refuge Visitor Center until it reopens.  Check out the Kenai National Wildife Refuge Facebook Page for activities for kids to enjoy at home, and other outreach materials, posted often.

Swan Lake Fire Burned Area Safety: Some public hiking trails within the burned area remain closed to public access. For your safety, avoid using trails marked closed by signage.  Emergency trail stabilization crews will be working on these trails through the Summer to make them safer for our visitors. For a list of closed trails please see the Emergency Closure Order