Alaska Tips

Bear Viewing

A black bear catches a salmon dinner

The following information is summarized from the bear viewing resources located on the Alaska Public Lands Information Center website at

Polar bears, found in the Arctic regions...

Driving Tips

Chugach Mountains

The vast majority of Southcentral Alaska is on the road system so traveling by car in this region is common. If you drive to Alaska, first remember you will have...

Whales and Other Marine Mammals

A humpback whale breaches near the coast

Alaska's shorelines are home to an abundance of marine life, including stellar sea lions, walrus, whales, seals and sea otters. The world's largest colony of seals, numbering over one million,...


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Far North Average high/low (F) temperatures
Jan: 7/-19
Feb: -11/-23
Mar: -9/-21
Apr: 4/-9
May: 24/14
Jun: 38/29
Jul: 45/33
Aug: 42/33
Sep: 33/27
Oct: 18/9
Nov: 3/-7
Dec: -5/-17