Visitor Activities


 Visitors from all over the world come to Togiak Refuge to experience wild and scenic Alaska. Commercial guides with permits to use refuge lands offer fishing, hunting, and river float trips. Independent travelers can also organize their own trips.   

  • Wilderness

    Togiak Refuge boasts one of the largest contiguous wilderness areas in the National Wildlife Refuge System, second only to the wilderness area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. 

    The Refuge adjoins other public lands. To the east is the nation’s largest state park, Wood-Tikchik State Park. To the north lies the massive Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Together these lands cover more than 24 million acres, one of the largest protected areas in the world.

  • Fishing

    If fishing is your passion, wet your line while floating the rivers or stay at guide camps and lodges on or off the Refuge. The variety and quality of fishing lures anglers from around the world.

  • Hunting


    Hunters can pursue a variety of large and small game on Togiak Refuge including moose, caribou, bears, waterfowl and ptarmigan. Not all hunts are open to non-residents. Obtain the proper licenses and familiarize yourself with hunting on the refuge.  

  • Hiking and Camping

    All hiking and camping in the Refuge is off the beaten path. There are no campgrounds here and no trails other than those made by caribou and bears. For the prepared adventurer, the challenges of the wilderness will be rewarding. 

  • Floating the Rivers


    In a place without roads, rivers remain the natural corridors for travel – for fish, wildlife, local residents, and visitors. Fishing float trips down these rivers are the most popular recreational activity on the Refuge.  

  • Environmental Education

    National Wildlife Refuges serve many purposes, and one of our most important roles is as outdoor classrooms to teach about wildlife and natural resources.

    Is your school, youth, environmental or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of a particular national wildlife refuge?  Visit our For Educators page as a starting point. 

  • Photography


    Perhaps the fastest growing activity on national wildlife refuges in the past ten years has been wildlife photography.  That’s not surprising – the digital camera population explosion and cell phones with ever-improving picture-taking abilities are increasing the number of nature photographers at a rapid rate.  You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment or have any experience to get started.  A small camera or basic cell phone will do just fine for most visitors.

    Wildlife photography is a high-priority activity in the Refuge System.  We welcome beginning and expert photographers alike to record their outdoor adventures on film, memory card or internal hard drive!