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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge covers about two thirds of Kodiak Island, which is located off the southern coast of Alaska. Here lies an untamed wilderness free from roads, restaurants and other signs of so-called civilization. No part of the refuge is more than 15 miles from the ocean, and visitors can observe a wealth of marine life, from king crab to Pacific Ocean salmon, in addition to native Alaskan land creatures like river otters and red foxes. And yes, you will no doubt encounter the famous Kodiak bear in the Kodiak Refuge, especially if you visit during summer, when the bears come out to feast on spawning salmon. But be careful! Bear-proof containers and a clean camp are musts.
Photo Credit: Image appears courtesy of the National Wildlife Refuge System Web site.