Travel Attractions

Anchor Point

Area: 90.8 square miles
Population: 1,845 (2000 census)

This rural community is set against breathtaking views of snowcapped Mt. Iliamna and Redoubt, and Mt. Augustine Island. All of these mountains are active volcanos and have erupted in the past few years. There is great King Salmon fishing in May and June. Dolly Varden and Pinks in July and August, Steelhead and Silver Salmon in August, September and October.

History

This is the western most point to which you can drive on the North American continent. In the summer of 1787 Captain James Cook and crews of the Resolution and Discovery sailed into the Inlet looking for a Northwest Passage. Anchor Point got its name after the famous explorer lost a kedge anchor to the awesome tidal currents found here.

Services

Anchor River Tesoro, mile 156.7, gas, diesel and propane. Pop, snacks, ice. Local fishing information.

Information/Emergency

Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 610 Anchor Point, AK 99556; 907-235-2600. Visitor Information Center is on the highway at Anchor River Beach Road. The center is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am until 4pm.

Emergency only 911

A volunteer fire department, emergency medical corps, and local medical clinic provide quality care. A hospital is only 20 minutes away.

Fishing

King Salmon fishing in May and June. Dolly Varden and Pink Salmon in July and August, Steelhead and Silver Salmon in August, September and October. King Salmon Derby start Memorial Day weekend and goes the following 4 weekends (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). Silver Salmon Derby runs August 1 through the 30th.

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