Activities and Amenities
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Cabins, AK
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewKodiak National Wildlife Refuge is located in the rugged Kodiak Archipelago in the Gulf of Alaska, 252 miles southwest of Anchorage. The refuge covers 1.9 million acres on Kodiak, Uganik, Ban and Afognak Islands, and is only accessible by float-plane or boat.
Famous for its Kodiak brown bears, the refuge is known around the world. Visitors make the journey here to view majestic bald eagles, fish for massive king salmon, hunt big game and kayak the refuge's scenic waterways.
Misty fiords, deep glacial valleys and lofty mountains distinguish the refuge landscape. Diverse habitats encompass 117 salmon-bearing streams, 16 lakes, riparian wetlands, grasslands, shrub lands, Sitka spruce forest, tundra and alpine meadows.
Kodiak Refuge is an ideal destination for wildlife viewing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping and other types of outdoor adventures. Adventurous, full or half-day flight-seeing trips are also a popular activity in this vast and beautiful area.
The refuge currently maintains nine public-use cabins, each available on a reservation basis. The cabins are rustic and equipped with basic amenities including bunk beds without mattresses, a table and chairs, and an exterior meat cache for fish and game meat storage. Vault toilets are provided.
Kodiak Island houses six permanent villages, four of which are surrounded by refuge lands: Karluk, Larsen Bay, Akhiok and Old Harbor. Port Lions and Ouzinkie are several miles north of the refuge. Two small airlines service these villages on a daily basis.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Bear Safety: Be bear aware. It is possible to encounter bears at any time of year. Publications on bear safety are available from Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge and at various locations around Kodiak.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
There are no roads or maintained trails in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. All cabins are accessible by float plane. Blue Fox Bay, Uganik Island, and Viekoda Bay are also accessible by boat. Refuge employees cannot assist in making travel arrangements.
For a current list of charter operators permitted to transport customers into the refuge, please contact the refuge headquarters.
Mailing Address:Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Cabins
1390 Buskin River Road
Kodiak AK 99615
Phone Number:Information: 1-888-408-3514