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Anchor Point Alaska

Anchor Point Alaska

Located 200 miles from Anchorage, 20 minutes from Kachemak Bay is the community of Anchor Point. Called North America's "Most westerly highway point", the area offers year-round activities and events.

Originally inhabited by the Tenaina Indians, Anchor Point is purported to have gotten its name from Captain James Cook, who lost an anchor off his ship when he sailed into the area. In the late 1800's, gold rush fever brought in people looking to find gold along the beaches there, and in 1945 a group of homesteaders established themselves in the area permanently.

Fishing is one of the most popular activities here, with the Anchor River providing King Salmon, Silver Salmon and trout over the course of the summer. Other things to do include wildlife viewing, with beaver and river otter making their homes along the river, as well as enjoying the antics of the seals and sea otters off the beaches. Fireweed Meadows Golf course provides entertainment for golfing enthusiasts, and there are restaurants, shopping and grocery stores available. Accommodations consist of several inns and lodges, Bed and Breakfasts and RV parks.

For more information on visiting Anchor Point check out the Anchor Point Alaska section of our Alaska Travel Guide including Anchor Point Lodging.

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