Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


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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    Swan Lake Fire Info

    Visit this StoryMap for a comprehensive look at the 2019 Swan Lake Fire

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  • 2020 Contact Station

    Contact Station at the Visitors Center

    A temporary contact station has been set up at the KNWR Visitor's Center. Thursday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Refuge Highlights!

Proposed Regulation Amendment

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed amendments to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s public use regulations to improve access and opportunities for hunting, fishing and other priority public uses. You can comment on the proposed amendments through August 10th, 2020.

Proposed Regulation Amendment

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
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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

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