Alaska Tips

Wildlife Viewing

bears in the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska offers unparalleled opportunities to observe and photograph wildlife. The variety and impressive numbers of mammals, birds and marine wildlife in Alaska draw visitors from all over the world.

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Shipping Seafood

fishing on the Salcha River

Inquire with the place you'll be staying in Alaska. Most places that have sportfishing available for visitors will have refrigeration and processing facilities nearby.

Those same processors usually sell commercially...

Mosquitoes

Bring insect repellant on hikes and camping trips!

Much like wilderness areas in other parts of the U.S., Alaska has its share of pesky insects. Mosquitoes are perhaps the most widespread and persistent of insects in Alaska, occurring...

Wild Berries Caution

Native children picking berries
Until you can identify them yourself or you are with a botanical expert, you probably shouldn't eat any of them. Alaska's trails systems are full of many different kinds of...