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Selawik River Trail

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  Seasons: Summer
  Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  Activity: Canoeing, Kayaking, wildlife viewing
  Length: 160 Miles

  How to Get There:
The Selawik river can be accessed only by air taxi or local outfitter from Kotzebue, Galena or Ambler. Although the river is accessible and legally available to the public, one must be careful as not to trespass on private land

     Nearest Town:

 USGS Quads:
Shungnak B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, C-2, C-3, C-5. Selawik B-1, C-1, C-2, C-3

  Managed by:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Selawik National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 270
Kotzebue, AK 99752
(907) 442-3799

  Web Links:
Selawik National Wildlife Refuge

Trail Description:
The Selawik Wild River provides river floating, sport fishing, and hunting opportunities and is about 360 mile northwest of Fairbanks. The refuge is composed of estuaries, lakes, river deltas, and tundra slope. The most prominent feature is the extensive system of tundra wetlands nestled between the Waring Mountains and the Selawik Hills. Selawik is the Inupial word for "place of sheefish."

Selawik NWR

Last updated on Monday, December 10, 2007.
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