Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge


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Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 277 MS 545
King Salmon, AK 99613

Phone:907-246-3339
Fax:907-246-6696
Web: alaskapeninsula.fws.gov
Established: 1980.
Location:On the upper half of the Alaskan peninsula.
Facilities:Visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, hunting, flightseeing.
Special Features:Refuge is dominated by the Aleutian Range and contains 8,400-foot Mount Veniaminof, a massive volcano with a base almost 30 miles across and larger than any active volcano on earth. The summit crater, about 5.2 miles in diameter, contains a 25-square-mile cupped ice field--the most extensive crater glacier in North America.
Habitats: 3.7 million acres of tundra, mountains, active volcanoes, glacial lakes, fjords, and rugged coastlines.
Access: Access to refuge lands is by small aircraft, boat or rugged cross-country hiking; there are no roads. Lands are open at all times, visitor center open 6 days a week October-April.
Wild life: Sea lion, seabirds, migratory waterfowl, bald eagle, hawk, falcon, owl, caribou, moose, brown bear, wolf, and salmon, migratory whales.

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