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.

See other parks in Alaska.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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