Volunteer at the Refuge
Come to Tok and get involved with the community activities Tetlin has to offer!
Spring and fall are the best time to see the most bird species on the Refuge.
Biologists at Work!
The field season is in full swing with bird surveys, stream inventories and more. Spotting scopes and bug spray are in high demand.
Drop by the Visitor Center
Open seasonally 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at Milepost 1229 on the Alaska Highway. Learn about the Refuge, natural history & area activities.
About the Refuge
For countless generations, the Upper Tanana Valley at the east central edge of Alaska has served as a natural travel corridor - for wildlife, Native people, and explorers. Today the Alaska Highway brings visitors here, along the edge of the 700,000 acre Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.
Snowcapped mountains, glacier-fed rivers, forests, tundra and an abundance of wetlands are a haven for wildlife, especially migratory birds.
About the NWRS
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
News and Events
The Service Publishes a Final Rule on the Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife for Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Regulations. The rule was developed in response to public interest and concern about predator control and recent liberalization of predator harvest within the State of Alaska. The final rule will become effective on September 6, 2016. Read More...
Fire is an essential natural process that helps maintain the diversity of habitats at Tetlin Refuge. Please help prevent human-caused fires by keeping fires within fire rings.More about Fire Management at Tetlin Refuge
Thousands of birds like this Wilson's Warbler are banded each fall at the Refuge's migration banding station near Tok.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016