Things to do before you come


Be aware of non-Refuge lands within the Refuge boundary. Obtain permission from land owners before entering private lands.

Prepare your trip emergency plan and share with a trusted friend or relative.

Obtain map resources

Read about the Arctic

Arrange your recreational guide service if needed

Arrange your hunting guide service if needed

Arrange your polar bear guide service if needed

Arrange transportation, including regularly scheduled commercial airlines to gateway communities, and air operators into the Refuge, if needed

Check weather forecasts for the Refuge