The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is located in Portage Valley (Mile 79 of the Seward Highway) and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. Come enjoy over 200 acres of animal enclosures by touring our scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, bike, or by car, while learning about our resident wildlife. During the winter months, we invite you to bring your cross-country skis or fat tire bike! We also offer complimentary use of our 12 kick sleds, available to visitors on a first come first serve basis in the winter.
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides them with spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Most of the animals that arrive at the AWCC become permanent residents and will always have a home here. The Center maintains over 200 acres of spacious habitats for animals to feel at home and display their natural “wild” behavior. Visitors may see brown bears cooling off in the water, a bull moose strutting, wood bison roaming on pastures, and more.