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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK

Fish and Wildlife Service

Renowned for its wildlife, Arctic Refuge is inhabited by 45 species of land and marine mammals, ranging from the pygmy shrew to the bowhead whale. Best known are the polar, grizzly, and black bear; wolf...[more]

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Address

101 12th Ave., Room 236
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone:907-456-0250 and 800-362-4546
Email:arctic_refuge@fws.gov

Directions

Vast and wild, the Arctic Refuge remains roadless. Limited access is provided by the Dalton Highway (a gravel road) which passes the western tip of the refuge. The Arctic Refuge is a very remote area. Be prepared to handle any situation completely on your own. Most of the refuge is accessible only by aircraft. From Fairbanks, many visitors take a commercial flight to Fort Yukon, Arctic Village, Deadhorse or Kaktovik, and charter a smaller bush plane into the refuge from there. For air taxi information visit http://arctic.fws.gov/airtaxi.html

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
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