Kenai Nature Trail Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1 963 to provide nesting, feeding, and cover habitat for migratory birds. A series of dikes and impoundments were constructed to hold and manage the water for wildlife. The diverse habitats within the refuge are a haven to 235 different species of migratory birds and a variety of wildlife, including 37 species of mammals and 1 7 species of reptiles. The Kenai Nature Trail begins at the visitor center and heads north on a gravel trail through riparian vegetation. The trail parallels wetlands and a chain of ponds with benches, viewing platforms, photo blinds, and a spotting scope."