Destination :: Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge

  • Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge: Two adult geese and two goslings walk through short marsh grass.

    Lesser Canadian Geese at Potter Marsh. June 2018. Image 1/3

  • Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge: A Lesser Canadian Goose walks through mud and short marsh grasses, highlighted by the sun.

    Lesser Canadian Goose at Potter Marsh. June 2018. Image 2/3

  • Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge: An arctic tern flies against a cloudy sky.

    Arctic Tern at Potter Marsh. June 2018. Image 3/3

The Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge is home to Anchorage’s most popular wildlife viewing location, Potter Marsh.

Location

Alaska
United States

Website

Evaluation

Once or Twice is Enough

Because of its proximity to Anchorage, Potter Marsh usually has a steady stream of visitors. Boardwalks provide easy access to view the marsh. Worth a brief stop to stretch your legs on your way in or out of Anchorage.

Visits: 1 Visited: June 2018

Quick Statistics

Length
16 miles1

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise information, information about the park and park history is from "Anchorage Coastal — Wildlife Refuge," ADFG.

References

  • "Anchorage Coastal — Wildlife Refuge." Refuges. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Accessed September 22, 2018. Link.
  • "Potter Marsh." Wildlife Viewing. Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Accessed September 22, 2018. Link.