Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Review
The Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge parallels the Alaska Highway for the first 65 highway mi after leaving Canada and offers two basic and seasonal campgrounds at Mileposts 1,249 and 1,256, or take a break from driving at Mile 1,240 and hike 1 mi over a raised-plank boardwalk to Hidden Lake. This 700,000-acre refuge has most of the charismatic megafauna that visitors travel to Alaska to see, including black and grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep, wolves, caribou, and tons of birds. The visitor center at Mile 1,229 has a large deck with spotting scopes, and inside are maps, wildlife exhibits, books, and interpretive information, as well as a board with information on current road conditions.