Recreational and Educational Guides

[This list was updated August 2018 .]

Below is a list of commercial recreational and educational guides who are either authorized to operate within Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or who are in the process of seeking authorization for 2018. To be authorized, the company must have a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special use permit for commercial operations in the Refuge.

It is illegal to provide commercial services within the Refuge without permitted authorization. We cannot predict which businesses will pursue--or be granted--authorization into the future. It is the visitor's responsibility to confirm the validity of guides.

This information is offered as a public service. All the guides listed are private businesses not affiliated with the U.S. government. This list does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nor does it guarantee continued authorization. We post contact information as it has been provided to us, and update the list periodically.

Alaska Alpine Adventures
300 E 76th Ave. Unit B
Anchorage, AK 99518
866-793-2679 (FAX)

Alaska Discovery
1266 66th St. Suite 4
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-594-6001 (FAX)

Arctic River Guides LLC
P.O. Box 84370
Fairbanks, AK 99708 

Arctic Treks LLC
P.O. Box 73452
Fairbanks, AK 99707
907-455-6522 (FAX)

Arctic Wild LLC
P.O. Box 80562
Fairbanks, AK 99708

Big Game Backcountry Guides
P.O. Box 172 
Butte Falls, OR 97522 

Chilkat Guides Ltd.
P.O. Box 170 
Haines, AK 99827 

Expeditions Alaska
P.O. Box 412 
Copper Center, AK 99573 

National Outdoor Leadership School
5805 N. Farm Loop Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645

Ouzel Expeditions Inc.
P.O. Box 935,
Girdwood, AK 99587

Sierra Club
2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300 
Oakland, CA 94612 
415-977-5795 (FAX)

Sundog Expeditions
1995 Texas Ridge Road
Deary, ID 83823

Tal River Air
P.O. Box 1127 
Willow, AK 99688 

Wilderness Alaska
P.O. Box 113063 
Anchorage, AK 99511
907-345-3967 (FAX)

Wilderness Birding Adventures 
40208 Alpenglow Circle 
Homer, AK 99603 

YMCA Camp Manito-wish
P.O. Box 246 
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
715-385-2461 (FAX)

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
3788 North Arm Road 
Ely, MN 55731 
218-365-2018 (FAX)