a campsite with two small tents and two people looking out over green hills

Selawik Refuge is open for camping year-round, without any developed facilities or fees. In the summer, you can pitch your tent on a gravel bar, soft patch of tundra, or in the hills with a view. Most folks who camp in the winter months use some type of tent or shelter that has a wood stove or other heat source.

There are no permits or fees required for temporary camping on refuge lands. Please be aware of privately owned lands within the refuge, including Native Allotments. While many allotments are unmarked, visitors should take site alterations such as structures, fish racks, or tent frames as indicators of private ownership and select a different location.