Becharof Wilderness

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Becharof Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Becharof Wildlife Refuge Map.jpg
Map of Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. Striped area indicates Becharof Wilderness.
Location Lake and Peninsula Borough and Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska, USA
Nearest city Egegik, Alaska
Coordinates 57°55′10″N 155°39′20″W / 57.91944°N 155.65556°W / 57.91944; -155.65556Coordinates: 57°55′10″N 155°39′20″W / 57.91944°N 155.65556°W / 57.91944; -155.65556
Area 500,000 acres (2,023 km2)
Established 1980
Governing body US Fish and Wildlife Service

Becharof Wilderness is a wilderness area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located within the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, it comprises approximately 500,000 acres (2,000 km²) and is bordered by the Katmai Wilderness on the north. It was designated Wilderness by the United States Congress in 1980.[1]

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Spawning Salmon in Becharof Creek