• River: Selawik River
• Surface Area: 262,809 Acres
• Length: 31 Miles
Selawik Lake sits on the 2.15 million acre Selawik National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge offers multiple lakes and rivers for anglers and boaters to enjoy. There is also ample opportunities for wildlife viewing and nature hiking.
Kayaking and canoeing the Selawik River is a popular past time. To take a float trip down the river, a floatplane is needed for drop off at the river head. The entire river is class 1 and the best time to float is in June.
Wildlife viewing and nature walking are one of the favorite activities in the refuge. The refuge brings bird watchers from across the world with 180 bird species to be viewed including Loons, Geese, Swan, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, and much more. There are also 30 mammals species located within the refuge including Black bears, Grizzly bears, Martens, Short-tail weasels, Minks, Wolverines, River otters, Gray wolves, Arctic foxes, Red foxes, Lynx, Moose, Barren ground caribou, Muskoxen, and much more.
Info courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service