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

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Around The Refuge

2020 Federal Caribou Hunt for Unit 9C

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The announced season will run from Aug. 10, 2020 – April 30, 2021 for unit 9C remainder. Eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246-3339.

Click here for more information and the full press release

2020 Federal Caribou Hunt for Unit 9E

April 16, 2020 Caribou (30)

The announced season will be open from Aug. 10, 2020 – Apr. 30, 2021 for unit 9E. Federally eligible hunters may apply for a permit at the USFWS office in King Salmon either in person or by telephone at (907) 246- 3339.

click here for more information and the full press release

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 and Office Hours

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is following federal, state, and local public health authority guidance as we continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 7/9/2021, the refuge is operating an outdoor contact station from 9am-5pm. Administrative offices are open by appointment only. Visitors can call 907-246-3339 for the admin offices, and 907-246-4250 for the VC. Please continue to visit this site for updates about phased re-opening for Visitor Center facilities.

About the Complex

Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Becharof National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Alaska Peninsula and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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