Last-minute Anan Wildlife Observatory permits available at the end of June

    Wrangell, Alaska (KINY) - Visitors will soon be able to submit requests for the last four daily permits to Anan Wildlife Observatory, which are meant to accommodate last-minute planning and need to be requested in person at the Wrangell Ranger District, up to one week in advance.

    These permits are for people arriving with their own means of transportation and visiting without any hired guide service. Requests must be made by filling out a form at the front desk, and individuals listed on the form must be physically present at the time of request (except for family members).

    Weekly requests will be collected by Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and awarded on Tuesdays by noon. If several requests are for the same day, a lottery for awarding reservation space will be held on Tuesdays at 9 a.m.  If there is any space left, requests will be accommodated on a first come/first serve basis through the front desk, during regular business hours (Mon-Fri; 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).   

    Permits are required to visit  Anan Wildlife Observatory from July 5th – August 25th.

     For Permits to Visit Anan 

     Requests Accepted 

     Permits Awarded 

     July 5 – 11

     June 27 – 30*

     July 5

     July 12 –18

     July 5*– 10

     July 11

     July 19 –25

     July 11 – 17

     July 18

     July 26 –Aug 1

     July 18 – 24

     July 25

     Aug 2 – Aug 8

     July 25 – 31

     August 1

     August 9 –15

     August 1 –7

     August 8

     August 16 –22

     August 8 –14

     August 15

     August 23 –25

     August 15 –21

     August 22

     *The Wrangell Ranger District Office will be closed on July 3rd and 4th for the holiday.

    For those visitors who will need to purchase transportation to Anan, please contact an authorized guide directly for both passage and permits. Information on the observatory, including a list of authorized guiding services can be found the Tongass National Forest website

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