Chignik Bay, Alaska Peninsula

Chignik is a city in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. It is located about 260 miles southwest of Kodiak and 450 miles southwest of Anchorage. It is best known for its red salmon fishing and salmon cannery. The population more than triples during fish-harvesting season.

Chignik Bay is a possible base for explorations of the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge, Mount Veniaminof Volcano, the forested land around Chignik Lake (eastern limit of forest on the peninsula), and coastal islands. The sheltered waters of Chignik Bay offer kayaking possibilities.

Things to See & Do

* Nature walks
* Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge
* Kayaking
* Mt Veniaminof Volcano
* Salmon fishing

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 41.1 km²
Population – 70 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – There are docking facilities at Chignik town.

Transport Links – Chignik Bay can be accessed by boat from Anchorage and Kodiak. There is a domestic airport located at Chignik.

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