Shutdown Notice
Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, this website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. Please read this important updated message about the closure of National Wildlife Refuge System facilities during the shutdown, and refer to alerts posted on individual refuge websites for the status of visitor facilities and previously scheduled events that may still occur during the shutdown.

For more information, please visit the Department of Interior webpage at https://www.doi.gov/shutdown

Features

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    Welcome to Kenai NWR

    This nearly 2 million acre national wildlife refuge is yours to explore!

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    Christmas Tree Cutting?

    The Refuge is open for cutting 1 tree per household.

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    November Events

    Join in some early winter fun at the Kenai Refuge!

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    Want to volunteer with us?

    Volunteers make the summer fun possible! We are seeking Visitor Center hosts, Campground hosts and community volunteers for Summer 2019!

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    PEEPS Preschool Programs

    Come enjoy an hour of hands-on fun with your little one each month.

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Refuge Highlights!

Biology News

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Ever wonder what biologists do on the refuge? Staff biologists share their efforts to inventory, monitor, study, and manage the refuge's natural resources.

Biology News

Refuge Notebook

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Each Friday refuge staff contribute an article to a local newspaper. These articles cover a variety of topics. Read this week's article.

Refuge Notebook

Refuge Cabin Program

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Explore the Refuge by visiting one of our rustic Alaskan cabins, offering a unique opportunity to experience the Kenai wilderness.

Refuge Cabin Program
For the visitor...

Refuge Reflections

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A visitor's guide to the Kenai Refuge. This guide was created by refuge staff in collaboration with Alaska Geographic.

Refuge Reflections [1.65MB PDF]

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.

Learn more about the NWRS