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Yakataga — State Game Refuge
Visitor Information

Public Use and Access

There are no developed public access or public use facilities in the refuge. Accessible primarily by plane but also by boat, the area has long been important for hunting and fishing by residents of Yakutat and Cordova. Commercial set net sites, concentrated at the mouths of every major river, target coho salmon. Sport fishing opportunities are also abundant, with the Tsiu River a popular coho-fishing stream. Waterfowl, moose, black and brown bear, and mountain goat are hunted by residents and guided non-residents. Contact the Department of Fish and Game regional office in Juneau or the area office in Cordova to learn about current restrictions on off-road vehicle use in the refuge. Restrictions are designed to avoid disturbance to wildlife and damage to habitat during sensitive periods.