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Johns Kodiakbears.com Guide To All Things Kodiak

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Johns Kodiakbears.com Guide To All Things Kodiak

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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
402 Center Ave
A must stop during your visit to Kodiak. Kodiakbears.com
The Alutiiq Museum’s work spans the globe, but we have a deep commitment to the Kodiak Archipelago–the museum’s home and the geographic center of the Alutiiq world. We work diligently to involve people of all heritages in educational programming and original research–archaeological studies, language documentation, and collections investigations. By engaging everyone in the celebration of Alutiiq heritage, we reduce cultural isolation, reawaken cultural traditions, build intergenerational ties that broaden cultural understanding, and create a welcoming environment for discovery.
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Alutiiq Museum
215 Mission Road
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The Alutiiq Museum’s work spans the globe, but we have a deep commitment to the Kodiak Archipelago–the museum’s home and the geographic center of the Alutiiq world. We work diligently to involve people of all heritages in educational programming and original research–archaeological studies, language documentation, and collections investigations. By engaging everyone in the celebration of Alutiiq heritage, we reduce cultural isolation, reawaken cultural traditions, build intergenerational ties that broaden cultural understanding, and create a welcoming environment for discovery.
Loved by locals and travelers alike, this 182-acre state park has numerous trails, beaches, and rocky viewpoints. For history buffs, the trails take you past bunkers and relics from WWII outposts in the area. You’ll also find summer naturalist programs where you can learn about ecology as well as ocean and forest creatures. You’ll find numerous paths to follow, just grab a trail map at the park before you start. The loops open onto great cliff views, mossy forests, and fields of wildflowers. You can wander the beaches and check out the tide pools, or walk the 2.5-mile trail around Lake Gertrude. The meadow trail is filled with wildflowers in the summer.
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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park
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Loved by locals and travelers alike, this 182-acre state park has numerous trails, beaches, and rocky viewpoints. For history buffs, the trails take you past bunkers and relics from WWII outposts in the area. You’ll also find summer naturalist programs where you can learn about ecology as well as ocean and forest creatures. You’ll find numerous paths to follow, just grab a trail map at the park before you start. The loops open onto great cliff views, mossy forests, and fields of wildflowers. You can wander the beaches and check out the tide pools, or walk the 2.5-mile trail around Lake Gertrude. The meadow trail is filled with wildflowers in the summer.
Opened in 1998 on Near Island, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center is used by various agencies to conduct fisheries research. Visitors love the lobby, however, that features displays, touch tanks and a large aquarium.
Kodiak Fisheries Research Center Aquarium And Touch Tank
301 Research Ct
Opened in 1998 on Near Island, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center is used by various agencies to conduct fisheries research. Visitors love the lobby, however, that features displays, touch tanks and a large aquarium.
Baranov Museum preserves Kodiak's rich history, beginning with the Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, World War II and today's fishing industry. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House. A museum store offers a broad selection of Russian arts and crafts.
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Kodiak History Museum
101 West Marine Way
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Baranov Museum preserves Kodiak's rich history, beginning with the Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, World War II and today's fishing industry. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House. A museum store offers a broad selection of Russian arts and crafts.
Holy Resurrection Church is home to the oldest Russian Orthodox parish in the New World. Built in 1945, the current church and its beautiful blue onion domes is one of the most distinctive structures in Kodiak. Free tours of the church are occasionally offered while its gift shop is stocked with matreshkas, religious books and icons.
Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church
410 Mission Rd
Holy Resurrection Church is home to the oldest Russian Orthodox parish in the New World. Built in 1945, the current church and its beautiful blue onion domes is one of the most distinctive structures in Kodiak. Free tours of the church are occasionally offered while its gift shop is stocked with matreshkas, religious books and icons.
A place that lives only in in the imagination until you arrive. Discover Kodiak is the Convention and Visitor Bureau for Kodiak Island. Stop by the Visitor Center at 100E Marine Way, Suite 200,
Discover Kodiak
100 East Marine Way
A place that lives only in in the imagination until you arrive. Discover Kodiak is the Convention and Visitor Bureau for Kodiak Island. Stop by the Visitor Center at 100E Marine Way, Suite 200,
The Big Ray’s story begins in the 1940s as World War II made its way to Alaska, then a United States territory known for its abundant natural resources. The combination of the war and other opportunities brought an influx of service men, construction workers, prospectors and money north. After the war, servicemen Glenn Miller and Howard Cruver realized the potential for a thriving business and started outfitting Alaskans with military surplus cold weather gear including boots, pants and parkas. The two entrepreneurs opened up Big Ray’s in downtown Anchorage, then known as the Army Navy Store, and Fairbanks in 1947. After Howard’s passing in the mid 1950’s, Dick Cruver assumed his late brother’s position in the company. The partners ran the business until 1988 when they sold the business to their sons Mike Miller, Mark Cruver and friend and employee, Monty Rostad.
Big Ray's
212 Lower Mill Bay Road
The Big Ray’s story begins in the 1940s as World War II made its way to Alaska, then a United States territory known for its abundant natural resources. The combination of the war and other opportunities brought an influx of service men, construction workers, prospectors and money north. After the war, servicemen Glenn Miller and Howard Cruver realized the potential for a thriving business and started outfitting Alaskans with military surplus cold weather gear including boots, pants and parkas. The two entrepreneurs opened up Big Ray’s in downtown Anchorage, then known as the Army Navy Store, and Fairbanks in 1947. After Howard’s passing in the mid 1950’s, Dick Cruver assumed his late brother’s position in the company. The partners ran the business until 1988 when they sold the business to their sons Mike Miller, Mark Cruver and friend and employee, Monty Rostad.
Check us out, you never know what you'll find! Serving Kodiak for over 22 years, Wild Traders is a widely diverse space to shop. We buy, sell, trade, and give loans on anything of value. Find yourself short of cash, we can help. We have one of the largest selections of native art and carved ivory items. We carry over 100 new and used musical instruments, along with DVD's, hand forged tavern puzzles, video games, furs, electronics, cameras, and much more at affordable prices! We sharpen and sell knives, blow guns, and new and used firearms. If it's not in stock, we can order your firearm and save you money. Check out our jewelry and gifts, we have a wide variety of new and used items including the largest opal in the state of Alaska, weighting over 1,100 carrots.
Wild Traders
1314 Mill Bay Road
Check us out, you never know what you'll find! Serving Kodiak for over 22 years, Wild Traders is a widely diverse space to shop. We buy, sell, trade, and give loans on anything of value. Find yourself short of cash, we can help. We have one of the largest selections of native art and carved ivory items. We carry over 100 new and used musical instruments, along with DVD's, hand forged tavern puzzles, video games, furs, electronics, cameras, and much more at affordable prices! We sharpen and sell knives, blow guns, and new and used firearms. If it's not in stock, we can order your firearm and save you money. Check out our jewelry and gifts, we have a wide variety of new and used items including the largest opal in the state of Alaska, weighting over 1,100 carrots.
Captain Marty Owen Marty is the skipper of the Sea Breeze and for 20 years he served as the harbormaster for the City of Kodiak. His Kodiak roots go back to the 1930s when his family settled on Kodiak Island, which means he has lots of stories to tell. Chief Marion Owen As for Marion, she is the chef on board the Sea Breeze and delights in developing new, healthy and tasty recipes which she openly shares with guests and on her blog. As an award-winning, photographer, for 30+ years her work has been showcased in private and public galleries such as the Smithsonian, as well as in National Geographic Traveler, TIME, Audubon, and the Nature Conservancy to name a few.
Galley Gourmet
1223 Kouskov Street
Captain Marty Owen Marty is the skipper of the Sea Breeze and for 20 years he served as the harbormaster for the City of Kodiak. His Kodiak roots go back to the 1930s when his family settled on Kodiak Island, which means he has lots of stories to tell. Chief Marion Owen As for Marion, she is the chef on board the Sea Breeze and delights in developing new, healthy and tasty recipes which she openly shares with guests and on her blog. As an award-winning, photographer, for 30+ years her work has been showcased in private and public galleries such as the Smithsonian, as well as in National Geographic Traveler, TIME, Audubon, and the Nature Conservancy to name a few.
The Frame Shop of Kodiak, Alaska is a family owned business focused on providing fast, affordable, quality and custom framing. Need something framed quickly? We offer the only selection of in-stock frame moulding on the island, as well as framed local art, historical photos of Kodiak, charts, maps and mirrors. In our new Collaborative Artist Gallery, buy art directly from Kodiak’s local artists. Enjoy great customer service and the highest standards in custom framing.
The Frame Shop
2017 Mill Bay Road
The Frame Shop of Kodiak, Alaska is a family owned business focused on providing fast, affordable, quality and custom framing. Need something framed quickly? We offer the only selection of in-stock frame moulding on the island, as well as framed local art, historical photos of Kodiak, charts, maps and mirrors. In our new Collaborative Artist Gallery, buy art directly from Kodiak’s local artists. Enjoy great customer service and the highest standards in custom framing.
The Kodiak History Museum is a center of the community, where people come together to celebrate our culture through the eras and share Kodiak’s stories. We are the heart of Kodiak. We are about our community and its history. This place is for anyone who lives in or loves this place.
Kodiak History Museum
101 East Marine Way
The Kodiak History Museum is a center of the community, where people come together to celebrate our culture through the eras and share Kodiak’s stories. We are the heart of Kodiak. We are about our community and its history. This place is for anyone who lives in or loves this place.
Kodiak Public Library is a crossroads of service, resources, enrichment programs and community events for all ages. As a city department, the library is responsible for fulfilling informational, literacy, creative, educational and cultural needs for lifelong learning in the community through a range of library services, a balanced collection in many formats and diverse programs.
Kodiak Public Library
612 Egan Way
Kodiak Public Library is a crossroads of service, resources, enrichment programs and community events for all ages. As a city department, the library is responsible for fulfilling informational, literacy, creative, educational and cultural needs for lifelong learning in the community through a range of library services, a balanced collection in many formats and diverse programs.
A historical landmark chapel that contains the remains of a Russian priest who came to Kodiak Island around 1764 and dedicated his life in the service of the Lord and support of the local Aleut indigenous people.
St. Herman Theological Seminary
414 Mission Road
A historical landmark chapel that contains the remains of a Russian priest who came to Kodiak Island around 1764 and dedicated his life in the service of the Lord and support of the local Aleut indigenous people.
The Pasagshak River, the outlet to Lake Rose Tead, is approximately three miles long and empties into salt water at the head of Pasagshak Bay. Pasagshak River is considered one of the outstanding sport fishing streams on Kodiak Island and provides thousands of man-hours of angling annually for Dolly Varden, sockeye, pink, chum, and silver salmon. Besides seasonal salmon runs, Pasagshak Bay and area supports a rich and varied constellation of land, coastal and marine wildlife, including brown bear, whales, seals, dolphins, sea bird colonies, eagles, over wintering waterfowl, shrimp and crab. The bay is fished by commercial purse seiners. Take Rezanof Drive West to the Chiniak Hwy. to the Saltery Cove Road to Bezonoe Road, right on Pasagshak Road. Park entrance on left at milepost 20 of the Pasagshak Road.
Pasagshak State Recreational Site
20 Pasagshak Rd
The Pasagshak River, the outlet to Lake Rose Tead, is approximately three miles long and empties into salt water at the head of Pasagshak Bay. Pasagshak River is considered one of the outstanding sport fishing streams on Kodiak Island and provides thousands of man-hours of angling annually for Dolly Varden, sockeye, pink, chum, and silver salmon. Besides seasonal salmon runs, Pasagshak Bay and area supports a rich and varied constellation of land, coastal and marine wildlife, including brown bear, whales, seals, dolphins, sea bird colonies, eagles, over wintering waterfowl, shrimp and crab. The bay is fished by commercial purse seiners. Take Rezanof Drive West to the Chiniak Hwy. to the Saltery Cove Road to Bezonoe Road, right on Pasagshak Road. Park entrance on left at milepost 20 of the Pasagshak Road.
Neighborhoods
Kodiak's smaller of its two harbors, St. Herman Harbor is on Near Island and is not only a excellent place to meet fishermen but a great place to look for sea lions, which often use the Dog Bay Breakwall as a haul-out. Perched on trees surrounding the harbor are often a handful of eagles.
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Kodiak's smaller of its two harbors, St. Herman Harbor is on Near Island and is not only a excellent place to meet fishermen but a great place to look for sea lions, which often use the Dog Bay Breakwall as a haul-out. Perched on trees surrounding the harbor are often a handful of eagles.
Good things come to those who sweat! If you don't like your new body we'll give you your old one back. Lindsay is the best trainer in the state of Alaska!
Kodiak Athletic Club
3689 East Rezanof Drive
Good things come to those who sweat! If you don't like your new body we'll give you your old one back. Lindsay is the best trainer in the state of Alaska!
Food scene
Founded by Ben Millstein in 2003, Kodiak Island Brewing Company started with a humble home brewing passion & a great dream. Today it supplies locals & tourists with a wide variety of premium craft beers. As the first and only brewery on Alaskas's emerald island, KIBC nurtures craft beer culture in this frontier paradise with innovation, quality, and tradition. Beers like local favorite Snowshoe Session IPA & award winning Spruce Tip Wheat Wine only scratch the surface of the repertoire.
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Kodiak Island Brewing Co
117 Lower Mill Bay Rd
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Founded by Ben Millstein in 2003, Kodiak Island Brewing Company started with a humble home brewing passion & a great dream. Today it supplies locals & tourists with a wide variety of premium craft beers. As the first and only brewery on Alaskas's emerald island, KIBC nurtures craft beer culture in this frontier paradise with innovation, quality, and tradition. Beers like local favorite Snowshoe Session IPA & award winning Spruce Tip Wheat Wine only scratch the surface of the repertoire.
Located in the downtown Kodiak 'Mall', Henry's has been a solid pillar of the Kodiak dining and entertainment community.
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Henry's Great Alaskan Restaurant
512 West Marine Way
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Located in the downtown Kodiak 'Mall', Henry's has been a solid pillar of the Kodiak dining and entertainment community.
About Kodiak Hana Restaurant You may have wondered what is the meaning of “Hana”. Hana refers to “flower” in Japanese. Since we love flowers we picked “Forget-me-not” as our image flower. Forget-me-not is an Alaskan state flower.
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Kodiak Hana Restaurant
516 East Marine Way
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About Kodiak Hana Restaurant You may have wondered what is the meaning of “Hana”. Hana refers to “flower” in Japanese. Since we love flowers we picked “Forget-me-not” as our image flower. Forget-me-not is an Alaskan state flower.
Located in beautiful Bell’s Flats on Kodiak Island, in Alaska. We take pride in handcrafting wholesome and delectable meals and providing a relaxed and cozy atmosphere for you to enjoy. Serving gourmet sandwiches and soups, scrumptious salads, specialty coffee drinks, and fresh baked goodies, we welcome you to stop in for a quick bite to go, or a leisurely meal.
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Java Flats
11206 Rezanof Dr W
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Located in beautiful Bell’s Flats on Kodiak Island, in Alaska. We take pride in handcrafting wholesome and delectable meals and providing a relaxed and cozy atmosphere for you to enjoy. Serving gourmet sandwiches and soups, scrumptious salads, specialty coffee drinks, and fresh baked goodies, we welcome you to stop in for a quick bite to go, or a leisurely meal.
At Monk's Rock we roast our own coffee, bake our own bread and pastries, and we strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere to bless each and every guest.
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Monk's Rock Coffee House
202 E Rezanof Dr
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At Monk's Rock we roast our own coffee, bake our own bread and pastries, and we strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere to bless each and every guest.
We are two locally owned coffee shops in Kodiak, AK dedicated to making delicious coffee for our customers. We focus on creating a positive experience through our friendly and efficient service.
Harborside Fly-by Coffee
1715 Mill Bay Rd
We are two locally owned coffee shops in Kodiak, AK dedicated to making delicious coffee for our customers. We focus on creating a positive experience through our friendly and efficient service.
Island Seafoods is located on Kodiak’s historic Cannery Row right next to St Paul Harbor. Founded in 1999 as a small custom processing business. Island Seafoods served Kodiak’s charter fishing fleet and also processed commercially harvested halibut, Pacific Cod, rockfish and skates on a small scale. In the spring of 2000 the owners of Island Seafoods purchased the building and property across the street. With the larger facility, a brand new dock and direct access to Kodiak’s bustling waterfront the commercial production increased significantly.
Island Seafoods
317 Shelikof St
Island Seafoods is located on Kodiak’s historic Cannery Row right next to St Paul Harbor. Founded in 1999 as a small custom processing business. Island Seafoods served Kodiak’s charter fishing fleet and also processed commercially harvested halibut, Pacific Cod, rockfish and skates on a small scale. In the spring of 2000 the owners of Island Seafoods purchased the building and property across the street. With the larger facility, a brand new dock and direct access to Kodiak’s bustling waterfront the commercial production increased significantly.
Tony's Bar The "locals" watering hole for your favorite beverage. Kodiak's Biggest Navigational Hazard Located Downtown Open at Noon 7 days a week
Tony's Bar
518 W Marine Way
Tony's Bar The "locals" watering hole for your favorite beverage. Kodiak's Biggest Navigational Hazard Located Downtown Open at Noon 7 days a week
Fred & Mary Barber decided to build a small Inn & restaurant out of town to bring a destination place to Kodiak! We take great pride in the food served in our restaurant. Many items are made from scratch, we serve local produce when available and provide exceptional service to our guests. The Inn is our little place in paradise! The rooms have a bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen, satellite TV, and internet service with a spectacular undisturbed view. Driving Directions 1) From the Airport: 2) Follow Rezanof Dr West around Womens Bay, passing Sargent Cr., Bell's Flats, Russian Cr., and Salonie Cr. 3) Rezanof Dr West becomes Chiniak Hwy. Follow Chiniak Hwy. along Middle Bay, past American River. 4) Chiniak Hwy. continues to Kalsin Bay, half way around the bay you will come to Olds River. 5) At the "Y" on Pasagshak Rd. Olds River Restaurant & Brewery is the Driveway straight ahead. We are located at Mile 30, which is approximately 40 minutes driving time from Kodiak City. 6) Our address is 32233 Pasagshak Rd. Call ahead to make sure they are open for the season during off Spring/Summer/Fall months. 1-907-486-6040
Olds River Inn, Restaurant & Brewery
Fred & Mary Barber decided to build a small Inn & restaurant out of town to bring a destination place to Kodiak! We take great pride in the food served in our restaurant. Many items are made from scratch, we serve local produce when available and provide exceptional service to our guests. The Inn is our little place in paradise! The rooms have a bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen, satellite TV, and internet service with a spectacular undisturbed view. Driving Directions 1) From the Airport: 2) Follow Rezanof Dr West around Womens Bay, passing Sargent Cr., Bell's Flats, Russian Cr., and Salonie Cr. 3) Rezanof Dr West becomes Chiniak Hwy. Follow Chiniak Hwy. along Middle Bay, past American River. 4) Chiniak Hwy. continues to Kalsin Bay, half way around the bay you will come to Olds River. 5) At the "Y" on Pasagshak Rd. Olds River Restaurant & Brewery is the Driveway straight ahead. We are located at Mile 30, which is approximately 40 minutes driving time from Kodiak City. 6) Our address is 32233 Pasagshak Rd. Call ahead to make sure they are open for the season during off Spring/Summer/Fall months. 1-907-486-6040
Across from the harbor, B & B claims to be Alaska’s oldest bar, having served its first beer in 1899 (its original liquor license is framed on the wall). It’s a fisher's bar with a giant king crab on the wall, as well as the most level pool table in a town that feels an earthquake now and then. You won't find Alaska's latest craft beers here – the selection is limited to crowd-pleasing macro-beers.
B & B Bar
326 Shelikof Street
Across from the harbor, B & B claims to be Alaska’s oldest bar, having served its first beer in 1899 (its original liquor license is framed on the wall). It’s a fisher's bar with a giant king crab on the wall, as well as the most level pool table in a town that feels an earthquake now and then. You won't find Alaska's latest craft beers here – the selection is limited to crowd-pleasing macro-beers.
Cornering the market on Thai food in Kodiak, Noodles offers a nice break from the typical meals served in town. Peanut-heavy panang curry and slurp-worthy pad thai will cure those not-salmon-again hunger pangs.
Noodles
1247 Mill Bay Road
Cornering the market on Thai food in Kodiak, Noodles offers a nice break from the typical meals served in town. Peanut-heavy panang curry and slurp-worthy pad thai will cure those not-salmon-again hunger pangs.
Big Al's Pizza inside Cost Savers on Mill Bay Road is the go to place for locals! The buffalo chicken pizza is so good!
Cost-Savers
2161 Mill Bay Road
Big Al's Pizza inside Cost Savers on Mill Bay Road is the go to place for locals! The buffalo chicken pizza is so good!

Consejos para los viajeros

Desplazamientos
We have over 25 years of exploring Kodiak
We will be happy to help you plan your next adventure. Kodiakbears.com is our site. The city of Kodiak sits on Kodiak Island, which at 3,670 square miles and more than 100 miles long is Alaska's largest island and the second-largest island in the United States. Known as the Emerald Isle, Kodiak’s verdant landscape and abundant outdoor opportunities make it a popular choice for nature enthusiasts.
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Weather Changes Quick On Kodiak
The islands of the Kodiak Archipelago and Aleutian Range are Alaska’s own emerald isles, and the history of the native Alutiiq and Yupik peoples is shaped by their connection to land and sea. Like the Inside Passage, the weather in Southwest Alaska is heavily influenced by ocean currents and maritime conditions. Winds and waves shape the landscape, and rain showers support lush vegetation.Summer temperatures in this region rarely rise above 60°F during the day, while winter temperatures hover around 30°F in winter due to the temperate influence of the North Pacific current.Bring a windbreaker.
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Whale Watching
Kodiak rivals any other place in Alaska for viewing the world's largest mammals. Whale migration to northern waters begins in April with the gray whales passing through and continues in June when whale watchers spot fin, minke, humpback and sei with fins and humpbacks commonly encountered through November. Local charter boats are available for whale watching and other marine wildlife tours. You can also spot whales from many cliff sides or beaches on Kodiak Island including Miller Point at Ft. Abercrombie State Park while Surfer Beach and Fossil Beach in Pasagshak are also good whale spotting
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Avis Rental Cars Sell Out Fast In The Summer Months
Fun to explore on road system: White Sands Beach in Monashka Bay. Best beach for family includes Termination Point hiking trail, Locals enjoy picnicking, walking and bird watching.(12 miles north of Kodiak City) Fossil Beach-Best Beauty Look for fossil in the rock, whales, and bison. Surfer’s Beach People come from all over Alaska to this 3-mile beach in Pasagshak.
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Road System Fishing
The Road System streams and lakes provide fishing opportunities for salmon, Dolly Varden, rainbow trout and steelhead. Major waterways include the following streams: Buskin, Saltery, Pasagshak, Olds and American rivers, Roslyn, Salonie, Monashka, Pillar and Chiniak creeks. Anglers will find the road system streams a delight with no raging currents or 50-yard casts, just clear riffles alternating with deep pools and gravelly banks. However, some streams have abrupt and brushy banks.
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Wildlife
Kodiak is home to several species of terrestrial mammals ranging in size from the little brown bat to the famous Kodiak brown bear. The Kodiak brown bear is the only large mammal that is native to the island. Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats and reindeer have been successfully introduced to Kodiak. Roosevelt elk were successfully transplanted to Afognak Island, where they now constitute a healthy population that occasionally has members that swim across to Kodiak Island. Smaller animals found in the parks include fox, rabbit, muskrat, squirrel and beaver.
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Hiking Barometer Mountain
This is Kodiak’s most popular mountain, and for good reason: It’s a challenge, the views are stunning, and it feels like a true mountain climb—there’s a 2,073-foot elevation gain in just a few miles. A well-trod trail leads up the ridge, which you can access from the end of the airport runway. Follow an old gravel road to the northeast ridge, where a trail breaks on your left. The first part runs through the brush, but you’ll break into open alpine terrain quickly. Wildflowers coat the valleys and cling to rocky outcrops, and views of the coves and bays below are gorgeous.
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World Famous Kodiak Bears
Visit our web site kodiakbears.com Brown bears are Kodiak’s wildlife superstars. A unique subspecies, Kodiak’s Ursus arctos middendorffi are the largest brown bears in the world. A large male Kodiak bear might stand five feet high at the shoulder while still on all fours. On hind legs, it can reach 10 feet tall. And Kodiak has more brown bears per square mile than virtually anywhere. Sounds hard to miss, doesn’t it?
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Fisherman's Paradise Kodiak Emerald Isle
Kodiak Island is -- without exaggeration -- an angler’s paradise. Every single salmon species that swim the Northern Pacific make their way to Kodiak. Runs of red, silver, and king salmon are often impressive. Seas that surround Kodiak produce excellent catches of halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. Stocked island lakes offer up opportunities for both rainbow trout and landlocked coho salmon. Dolly Varden are abundant. Steelhead and trophy rainbow trout can be remotely reached. This rich assortment of fishing opportunities awaits any angler who plans and journeys to Alaska’s “Emerald Isle.”
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Kodiak Air Service
kodiakairservice.com You can rest easy knowing that Willy the pilot has over 27 years of safely flying passengers. As most of this flying time has been in Kodiak, he is very familiar with the many hidden and special places that visitors seldom see. So sit back, relax and let them show you the Alaska that most people only dream about. (907) 654-9956 flykodiakair@gmail.com
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Kodiak Island Expeditions - Remote Bear Viewing
kodiakislandexpeditions.com Jen Culbertson is the owner of Kodiak Island Expeditions. Jens former career as an Alaskan park ranger makes her uniquely qualified to be your guide. She passionate about sharing her knowledge of Alaska's natural resources and well versed in safely navigating the backcountry. Her husband Willy, the owner of Kodiak Air Service, will be the pilot for our adventures. Together, we have over 50 years experience working in Alaska's backcountry. (907) 512-6380 kodiakexpeditions@gmail.com
Costumbres y cultura
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak is an Air Station of the United States Coast Guard located in Kodiak, Alaska. The largest in the service's Pacific Area, with a crew of 85 officers and 517 enlisted personnel. The largest Coast Guard Base based on acreage being 23,000 acres.[1] It is a tenant command of Base Support Unit Kodiak, and shares its airfield with Kodiak Airport. The station operates MH-60 Jayhawk and MH-65 Dolphin helicopters, and the HC-130 Hercules fixed-wing aircraft.
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Kodiakbears.com - Learn About This Special Island
I feel as if I wanted to go back, to Kodiak. Almost as if I could return there to live. So secluded, so remote, so peaceful; such a mingling of the domestic, the pastoral, the sylvan, with the wild and the rugged; such emerald heights, such flowery vales, such blue arms and recesses of the sea, and such a vast green solitude stretching away to the west, and to the north and to the south. Bewitching Kodiak! The spell of thy summer freshness and placidity is still upon me.” John Burroughs 1899
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Kodiak Crab Festival
The Kodiak Crab Festival is produced annually by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the residents of Kodiak, Alaska. Crab Fest is a time for the community to celebrate the abundent resources that we receive from the sea. The festival is held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, ending on Memorial Day.
Costumbres y cultura
ComFish Alaska
ComFish Alaska is Alaska’s Premier Commercial Fisheries Trade Show and is both the largest and longest running in Alaska. Over the course of three days, ComFish Alaska brings together every aspect of commercial fishing, from equipment, technology, and gear exhibitors to government agencies and nonprofits. Forums on relevant topics are organized every year for the purpose of sharing ideas and fishing information with the public and throughout the fishing industry. Everyone in the Alaska Fishing Industry belongs HERE!
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Anton Larsen Bay Road
Heading southwest out of town and then curving towards the north, this relatively short road offers access to salmon streams, wildlife habitat, hiking, winter recreation, the Coast Guard golf course, and a protected bay that’s great for sea kayaking and beachcombing. Much of the road is above treeline, so you’ll have great views and panoramic photo opportunities, as well as easy hikes to the alpine. The road cuts north from Rezanof Drive just after Buskin River and Beach at Buskin River Bridge #7. Wet your line at this famous salmon stream, with sockeye salmon crowding the river.
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Trident Basin - Drive Over To Near Island
One of the float plane landing sites near downtown, Trident Basin, is a great place to watch planes coming and going from remote villages, hunting camps, or fishing lodges. Alaska is a land lacking roads, so businesses and individuals get around by plane, and this state has more private planes than any other. Residents and visitors rely on these machines for daily life, whether it’s a hunting trip out of town, or a stop here to go shopping.
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Kodiak Scenic Day Drives
For an isolated town on an island accessed only by ferry or plane, Kodiak has a surprisingly good road system with access to beaches, mountains, state parks, and historic sites. That road system is in good shape—and growing: The Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s launch site 40 miles south of town has resulted in the paving of even the more remote roads. However, big rains and harsh winters mean road conditions can change, and there are some stretches of dirt, so make sure to inquire for updates.
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Buskin Valley -Take Anton Larsen Bay Road Past Golf Course
The large parking area opens to trails in the summer and snowmobiling and ski terrain in the winter. The popular trail to Pyramid Mountain starts here; this is the highest mountain close to town. If you tackle this hike, you’re in for a climb, but a large portion of the trail is in the alpine, with beautiful flowers and tundra. You’ll be climbing 2,400 feet in elevation in just two miles. The steep trail begins at the right from the large gravel parking lot and runs straight up the mountain through brush and grass. Bears use this trail too so heads up! The trail is easy to follow.
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Fossil Beach & Narrow Cape
This is the end of the road, and outside intrepid surfers and beachcombers, you won’t find many people here. The road maintenance ends and it’s tough to get here, but if you make it, you’ll find great beachcombing and fossil hunting. The beach is at the mouth of a small river, which drains Twin Lakes. And the fossils are in cliffs located at the left side of the beach. Accessible only at low tide, the cliff face has fossilized remnants of ocean creatures.
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Near Island - South End Trail
Take the left fork in the road after the bridge and follow it down to the Trident Basin floatplane harbor. Park your car there and walk back up the road a little way until you see a small turnout on the south side of the road. The trail begins here. This is an unimproved trail, and although rough and a bit muddy in places, it is well worth the effort. Keep left at the fork in the trail after about 1/3 mile. Cross a wide rocky beach and continue along cliffs through meadows to the south cape. Return on the same path. During summer the meadows are full of wildflowers and nice bay view!
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Sharatin Cirque & Mountain
Drive over Anton Larsen Pass and down the other side until you come to the Red Cloud River Bridge. Park in the turnout to the right just beyond the bridge. Cross the road and walk past the cottonwood trees where you'll find a faint trail leading through tall grass toward the mountains. This trail can be hard to follow as it meanders through wet areas, thick vegetation and up salmonberry slopes before it reaches the rich subalpine meadows and eventually leads into a bowl-shaped glacial cirque at the base of the mountain.
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Bear Valley Golf Course
Open from May to September, this is the only golf course on the island. This nine-hole course features a full service pro shop and driving range; it’s operated by the U.S. Coast Guard but open to public. The course opens early and closes “two hours before sunset,” which means you’ll have the opportunity for some late rounds during summer solstice!