Ninilchik is located in the heart of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula and still holds much of the old world charm of its Russian ancestry. With a population of just under 800 people, this small community offers visitors an abundance of sightseeing, fishing and cultural opportunities.
Situated along the Sterling Highway at mile 134, it is a picturesque 180 mile drive from Anchorage and gives easy access to other parts of the Kenai Peninsula. Commercial fishing is the main source of revenue, as well as sportfishing and tourism. Anglers will find sportfishing to suit any need, with trout, salmon and halibut fishing readily available and a wide variety of guides and outfitters ready to assist in your fishing ventures.
There are plenty of other fun activities to enjoy in the area as well. The Ninilchik boat harbor is a great vantage point for watching fishing vessels offload their catches, and history buffs can explore the Russian Orthodox Church, built in 1900, as well as the attached historic cemetery. Ninilchik is close to other towns, making it a good central location or "home base" when vacationing on the Kenai.
Available lodging includes Bed and Breakfasts, inns, cabins, campgrounds and RV parks. There are some small shops in the immediate area, as well as restaurants in nearby Anchor Point and Nikolaevsk.
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