National Natural Landmarks

Simeonof National Wildlife Refuge

Simeonof National Wildlife Refuge
Simeonof National Wildlife Refuge

One of the islands in the Shumagin Island Group, Simeonof Island, within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, is an ancestral hauling ground for sea otters. The rich kelp and eel grass beds in tideland waters surrounding the island are rich in marine life providing ideal habitat for sea otters. Upland areas on the island support Arctic fox, ground squirrels, river otters, and various species of waterfowl, shorebirds and passerines.

Location: Alaska, AK

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 26,010

Ownership: Federal




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