The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System announces the release of Request for Proposals and Prospectus for a commercial big game guiding permit within the Alaska Maritime, Arctic, Becharof, Kenai, Koyukuk, Nowitna, and Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuges, for permit term beginning in 2026. For more information visit Announcing Prospectus and Request Proposals for Big Game Guiding Special Use Permits.
Access to Koyukuk is limited to air and river travel. The village of Huslia is located within the refuge with a population of approximately 250. Visitors can access the refuge by air charters or by boat via the Koyukuk River. The refuge visitors center is located south of the refuge in Galena, AK.
Activities within the refuge are mainly activities that may require some experience being in a backcountry environment. Trails found within the refuge are mainly created by wildlife use. Activities that can be done on the refuge include, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, photography, wildlife watching, and wild edible foraging.