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

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Face masks are required in all federal buildings and on all federal lands.
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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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

  • Dolly Varden Caught

    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 Temporarily Closed

For the continued health and safety of visitors and staff, The King Salmon Interagency Visitor Center will be closed for an indeterminate amount of time beginning March 17th. For any questions or concerns please contact Visitor Services Manager Sarah Lang at

Please click here for more information.

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