Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public and entry is only allowed through a Special Use Permit when the activity is deemed appropriate with purposes to the refuge establishment.
Location and Contact Information
Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1974 and is located 1,830 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu. The refuge includes 410,184 acres, of which 531 acres are terrestrial and 409,653 acres are submerged. On January 6, 2009, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument was established, which includes Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge within its boundaries.
What We Do
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management and, where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats within the United States for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.
There are many ways to support your national wildlife refuges. There are non-profit organizations that support wildlife and restoration projects within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Volunteer opportunities can also be found at volunteer.gov.
Baker Island National Wildlife Refuge is home to numerous species of unique wildlife. The low coral island is surrounded by beaches on all sides composed of sand and coral shingle. Biodiversity teems throughout the refuge, ranging from birds and reptiles to crabs and coral.