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WRANGELL —Permits will soon become available for those wanting an opportunity to visit the world-class bear viewing at Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer.
Anan Wildlife Observatory permits available Feb. 1 020117 OUTDOORS 1 Capital City Weekly WRANGELL —Permits will soon become available for those wanting an opportunity to visit the world-class bear viewing at Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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Anan Wildlife Observatory permits available Feb. 1

WRANGELL —Permits will soon become available for those wanting an opportunity to visit the world-class bear viewing at Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Starting Feb. 1 at 8 a.m., the public will be able to reserve permits at Recreation.gov for the summer 2017 season. There will be 20 permits available for each day of the permit season. Permits are required from July 5 through Aug. 25 to visit the observatory. Visitation outside of this time period does not require a permit. Recreation.gov provides a single point of access to information about federal recreational activities and reservations. Reservations and payment may be completed online at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777. The TDD number is 1-877-833-6777. The cost is $10 per permit, with a reservation fee of $6 per transaction. To accommodate last-minute planning, four permits each day will be made available at the Wrangell District Office during the season through weekly lotteries. All lottery requests must be made in person at the Wrangell Ranger District front desk. For more information, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/Anan or contact Wrangell Ranger District Recreation Planner Dee Galla at 907-874-2323.