The Bush Sights

Becharof and Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuges

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Stretching along the southern edge of the Alaska Peninsula, these two refuges encompass nearly 6 million acres of towering mountains, glacial lakes, broad tundra valleys, and coastal fjords. Volcanoes dominate the landscape—14 in all—of which 9 are considered active. The waters are known for their salmon and trophy grayling. The world-record grayling, nearly 5 pounds (most weigh a pound or less), was caught at Ugashik Narrows in 1981.

Remote and rugged, with the peninsula's signature unpredictable weather, the Becharof and Alaska Peninsula refuges draw mostly anglers and hunters. Backpackers, river runners, and mountain climbers also occasionally visit.

Sight Information


, Alaska, USA

Published 10/26/2015


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