Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
Accesible only by Boat or Plane
Galena, AK 99741
Wildlife Refuge: Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
It takes a week in a canoe, or more than an hour in a small plane, to traverse the Refuge’s 2.1 million acres of pristine wildlife habitat. Approximately 223 miles of the Nowitna River’s 283-mile length flow within the boundaries of the Refuge. Fish species inhabiting the river and its related lakes and streams include sheefish, burbot, whitefish, sucker, king and chum salmon, northern pike and arctic grayling.