The Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only national network of lands in the world set aside principally for the management of fish and wildlife resources. Whether visiting its wild lands or exploring this website, you’re sure to find something that stirs your imagination.
Don’t be surprised. Generations have felt the same wonder when confronted by a landscape that does not reflect the passage of time. It is common for visitors to sense they have stepped back into a different century. The usual distractions of our modern world: the drone of automobiles; nighttime skies illuminated by city lights; and even other people, are absent. Recently, an international tourist alone with a guide on the refuge was so overwhelmed by this phenomenon that he cut his trip short and left immediately to return to civilization!