Snowshoeing in March- We are continuing to lend out Refuge snowshoes for use by small, self-led, family groups for our trails located in the Headquarters' area in Soldotna. We are adding additional Saturdays throughout March (as long as we have adequate snow) and have added Monday-Friday Spring Break as well!
Pre-registration is required by calling Ranger Michelle at 907-251-5642
Call for more information and logistic specifics
You may reserve snowshoes for one day. You can be added to a waitlist for other days if they don't fill with new groups/individuals. Of course, you are welcome to join friends/family if you have your own snowshoes.
Snowshoes can be used between noon-3pm.
No last-minute (day of) registrations will be allowed as we will be preparing the day before.
We have limited snowshoes for <2nd grade, but snowshoes are available for up to men's size 13 boot and 250lbs
Facilities will not be open but there is a porta-potty in the Visitor Center parking lot.
Our goal is to provide visitors with the opportunity to get out and explore nature, get some fresh air and fitness, and to learn the basics of snowshoeing.
OTHER REFUGE NEWS:
X-Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails in the Headquarters area have been consistently groomed this winter with many people reporting excellent experiences and snow conditions. Did you know?--Marsh Lake Trail on Skilak Lake Road has also been groomed for skiing/snowshoeing recently. https://fb.watch/3R5yvsv-w1/
Road Conditions- This is a common question we are being asked and the answer seems to constantly change based on the weather conditions. Currently, Skilak lake Road and Swanson River Road to Dolly Varden Campground are in "great" shape and were plowed as recently as last week.
The Headquarters building & Visitor & Education Centers remain closed to the public.
Please feel free to contact us with questions/permit requests/trip planning.
Visitor Center- 907-260-2820
Environmental Education Center- 907-260-2839