Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

Borealis Ave. Milepost 1.3
Tok, AK 99780- Map It
(907) 883-5312

AAA Editor Notes

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is in e. central Alaska, directly s. of the Alaska Hwy. and n. of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve; the visitor center is at Milepost 1229 on Alaska Hwy. The gateway to Alaska, the refuge occupies 682,604 acres along a major bird migration corridor. At least 115 of the 186 bird species stay to nest in the vast wetlands. Black and grizzly bears, moose, wolves and caribou are year-round residents. A visitor center containing an observation deck with telescopes for viewing and an Alaska Native cultural exhibit and demonstrations, is built in a log trapper's cabin style with a sod roof. Ranger-led interpretive programs are offered in the visitor center and evening programs are presented at Deadman Campground. Recreational activities include bird-watching, canoeing, fishing, hiking, photography and hunting. The refuge operates two seasonal, public campgrounds. Camping is permitted.
Hours: Refuge open daily 24 hours. Visitor center open daily 8-4:30, May 15-Sept. 15. Schedule may vary; phone ahead to confirm.