Visitor Center and Driving Directions

Visitor Center Hours (Temporarily Closed).

Summer (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day): 9:00am to 5:00pm Daily

Fall/Winter/Spring: 10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday, Closed Sundays, Mondays and Federal Holidays

The new Visitor Center opened in May 2015 adjacent to the Headquarters building in Soldotna.  Incorporating many environmentally-conscious features, the building has a sod roof, solar panels, in-floor radiant heating, LED lighting and a soapstone masonry heater. 

Programs for visitors and local residents are scheduled year-round.  Please call 907-260-2820 for current event schedules or find them on this website's home page.  Junior Ranger booklets are available for children ages 3-15 and a fun Visitor Center Seek-n-Find is also available for those who have less time available to explore.

Driving Directions to the Visitor Center, Soldotna:

To find the Refuge Visitor Center when you arrive in Soldotna, travel to mile 95 of the Sterling Highway, crossing the Kenai River Bridge. Once you cross the river, immediately get in the far left turn lane and make a left on to Funny River Road. As soon as you are on Funny River Road, prepare for an immediate right turn on to Ski Hill Road. Drive one mile up the hill and make a left turn on to a road leading to the Visitor Center. Follow directional signs and look for the big bronze bull moose statue.