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Nowitna River Trail

Nowitna NWR
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  Difficulty: Easy but remote
  Activity: Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing
  Length: 223 Miles

  How to Get There:
The Nowitna River is accessible from the Yukon River. Floatplanes can land on many of the larger lakes and the river. During low water periods, wheel-equiped planes can land on some of the gravel bars.

     Nearest Town:

 USGS Quads:
Ruby A-2, A-3, A-4, B-2, B-3, C-3, C-4, D-3, Medfra D-4

  Managed by:
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Koyukuk and Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges
P.O. Box 287
Galena, AK 99741-0287
(907) 656-1231

Location in State

  Web Links:
Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
Trail Description:
The Nowitna Refuge is one of three refuges within the Koyukuk/Nowitna Refuge Complex which also includes the Koyukuk and Northern unit of the Innoko units. These refuges are comprised of boreal forests, tundra, rivers and wetlands that provide habitat for a number of wildlife species. Refuge lands and waters are important breeding grounds for migratory waterfowl and support residents wildlife including moose, caribou, bear, wolf, salmon and numerous other species. The Nowitna River was designated a National Wild and Scenic River because of its natural free flowing condition, water quality, wildlife, geology and primitive setting. The surrounding terrain is generally flat or has low rolling hills and numerous adjacent lakes and sloughs.

Nowitna River

Last updated on Monday, December 10, 2007.
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