• Fishing Friday

    Fishing Friday Firsts!

    Teen leaders get Kodiak kids outside for their first fishing lesson.


  • Jill with Acoustic Monitor

    Sound of Success

    Jill Tengeres studies terns at Kodiak Refuge and recently received an Early Career Grant from National Geographic!


  • FANWR promo

    Ways to get More Involved...

    The Friends of Alaska Refuges supports all 16 of Alaska's National Wildlife Refuges!

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2019 Refuge Week

2017 Refuge Week

Love Your Lands and celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week with us September 29 -October 4th with events every day!

Refuge Week Events

Refuge in Pictures


Take a photo tour of Kodiak landscapes and wildlife! We have several photo albums online:

Photo Albums
Visit Us

Winter Visitor Center Hours

Ranger Heather

Welcome! During the winter, our downtown Visitor Center is open Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 pm, and Wednesday from 10 am to 5 pm. We're located downtown at 402 Center Ave, across from the Kodiak History Museum.

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A Refuge Is Born

Established During a Time of War...

Bear cubs

For at least 7,500 years, people and bears have coexisted on the Kodiak Archipelago. Increasing pressure from civilization at the turn of the 20th century led to a declining Kodiak brown bear population. At the same time, the world began to take notice of the incredible size and unique natural history of the iconic animal.

Celebrating Kodiak Refuge

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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