Alagnak Wild River


Alagnak Wild River
1 King Salmon Mall
King Salmon, AK 99613
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The headwaters of the Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park & Preserve. Meandering west towards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautiful Alaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience the unique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska. The Alagnak Wild River is a truly primitive environment with no federally-maintained public facilities. The National Park Service maintains no campgrounds in the Alagnak Wild River; all camping is primitive. Many lodging opportunities exist in and around Alagnak River. See website for details.

A starting point for visiting is the King Salmon Visitor Center. Located just next door to the King Salmon Airport, the King Salmon Visitor Center is open during the summer season from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Visitors will find detailed information about the many Federal public lands on the Alaska Peninsula. Information about the Bristol Bay area and Southwest Alaska is also available.

Exhibits help visitors understand and appreciate the spectacular natural and cultural resources and rich history of the Alaska Peninsula. A three-dimensional map of Southwest Alaska, salmon life cycle illustrations, information on local wildlife, and the annual waterfowl calendar art contest entries are all on display. A large collection of films is available for viewing and the bookstore offers maps, navigation charts, videos, posters and more. For more information, contact: (907) 246-4250