• Refuge Specific Permits


    A special use permit is required for all commercial visitor services and most other non-visitor use activities on Refuge lands.  The National Wildlife Refuge System has a specific permit process that the staff at the Refuge help you to navigate. Learn more...

  • Passes

    America the Beautiful Interagency Passes are valid on all federal lands, including those managed by:

         - National Park Service

         - US Fish & Wildlife Service

         - Bureau of Land Management

         - Bureau of Reclamation

         - US Forest Service

         - US Army Corps of Engineers

    The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center has Senior and Access Passes available at the front desk.  These passes entitle the bearer to 50% discount off camping fees on federal lands on the Kenai Peninsula.  This includes Hidden Lake and Upper Skilak Campgrounds on the Refuge, and the Russian River Ferry access area.

    Please visit the U.S. Department of Interior Web site for more information about passes.

    Existing Golden Eagle Passports will be honored until they expire. Paper versions of the Golden Age or Golden Access Passports can be exchanged for the new Senior or Access passes. However, plastic Golden Age or Access passes are valid for the pass holder's lifetime and do not need to be exchanged. 

  • USFWS Permits

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife law and treaties at a number of offices throughout the country.  Permits enable the public to engage in legitimate wildlife-related activities that would otherwise be prohibited by law.  Service permit programs ensure that such activities are carried out in a manner that safeguards wildlife.  Additionally, some permits promote conservation efforts by authorizing scientific research, generating data, or allowing wildlife management and rehabilitation activates to go forward.

    Permits are handled by permitting programs in International Affairs (Management Authority), Endangered SpeciesLaw Enforcement, and  Migratory Birds.


    For more detailed information, go to How to Obtain a PermitFAQs/Facts or Application Forms.