• Aleutian Tern Colony

    Partnering to Protect Terns

    Thanks to a partnership with local landowner, Leisnoi, Inc., the Kalsin Bay Aleutian tern colony had a summer of success!

    Partnering to Protect Terns in Kalsin Bay

  • Fishing Friday

    Fishing Friday Firsts!

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


  • 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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Sport Fish Guide Prospectus


Kodiak Refuge is now accepting applications for commercial sport fish guiding on 4 rivers, as outlined in this prospectus. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020.

Sport Fish Guide Prospectus

Land Status Map

Alaska Web Map

Are you planning a trip to an Alaska Wildlife Refuge? Check out this interactive map for detailed information about the status of your public lands!

Land Map

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