Due to the popularity of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducts a lottery to select visitors to the sanctuary. Anyone may apply to the lottery provided you did not win the preceding year. You may apply online or with a mail-in application.
Lottery and Permit correspondence will be mailed to the address on file for each Lottery Applicant. To update or correct contact information for an applicant, or correct another aspect of your application use the McNeil River Lottery Change Form (PDF 140 kB) or contact the program administrator at 907-267-2281. Changes to lottery applications must be received prior to the March 1 deadline.