National Parks / Natural World

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Fairbanks

Where is it at?

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Offices 101 12th Avenue
Room 236
Tel: (907)456-0250


The Arctic Refuge is so large that no one map is adequate for on-the-ground travel. Topographic maps are available from the U.S. Geological Survey. A single-page shaded relief map, however, gives an idea of the country within the Refuge.

Where are we going today?

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the most diverse and spectacular wildlife in the arctic. The Refuge's rich pageant of wildlife includes 42 fish species, 37 land mammals, eight marine mammals, and more than 200 migratory and resident bird species.
The Arctic Refuge offers a variety of wilderness opportunities. Whether you plan to hike, hunt, camp, float, or climb, the Refuge is a place where the sense of the unknown, of horizons unexplored, of nameless valleys remains alive.
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Any Top Tips?

Visiting the Arctic Refuge on your own requires a great deal of planning, preparation, and experience in remote areas. Many visitors opt to visit the Refuge the first time as members of a guided group. To arrange such a trip, contact the recreational guides or hunting guides working in the Refuge. .

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