Becharof National Wildlife Refuge

Becharof National Wildlife Refuge

Becharof National Wildlife Refuge is a land of towering mountains, active volcanoes, broad valleys, fjords, tundra and glacially formed lakes. Becharof Lake, at approximately 300,000 acres, is the largest freshwater lake in the National Wildlife Refuge System and the second largest in Alaska. Mt. Peulik, a 4,800-foot volcano with lava flows reaching Becharof Lake is a prominent landmark. Refuge lands provide habitat for brown bears, moose, caribou, and wolf, five species of salmon, arctic grayling, dolly varden/char and rainbow trout. The refuge also includes critical habitat for migratory birds and marine mammals. Located on the Alaska Peninsula about 300 miles southwest of Anchorage, the refuge offers outstanding recreationa

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