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Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Review

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. Just south of the Alaska Highway east of the town of Tok all the way to the U.S.–Canada border, the refuge has a visitor center at Mile 1,229. A large deck here has spotting scopes, and inside are maps, books, and wildlife exhibits, as well as a board with information on current road conditions. At Mile 1,240 you can hike a 1-mile raised-plank boardwalk through lowland forest to scenic Hidden Lake. Basic and seasonal campgrounds can be found at miles 1,249 and 1,256.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Visitor center, Mile 1, 229, Alaska Hwy., southeast of Tok, Tok, AK, 99780
  • Phone: 907/883–5312
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Visitor center mid-May–mid-Sept.
  • Website:
  • Location: Tok
Updated: 08-19-2014

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