King Salmon

Aerial View of King Salmon(Population 404) Your visit to Bristol Bay will likely begin in King Salmon, site of a U.S. Air Force Base during World War II. With its 8,500 foot runway, the King Salmon airport hosts visitors enroute to wilderness and fishing adventures in the area. During the busy summer months the airport will see commercial cargo, passenger and private jets along with military training flights. King Salmon is also the jumping off point for smaller commuter flights to outlying areas, including a float plane base for flights to Katmai National Park, the Alagnak Wild River and Becharof National Wildlife Refuge. A visit to the King Salmon City Dock to watch float plane traffic is well worth the walk.

Next door to the King Salmon Airport Terminal is the King Salmon Visitor Center with its displays and exhibits, including a large relief map of the area, wildlife exhibits and cultural displays. Stop here ar the beginning of your trip to pick up brochures and information about the area, to watch one of their many videos, or to pick up books about the area to read on that long flight home.

Source: Bristol Bay Visitor Guide

How to Get There

King Salmon is the major hub to major fisheries and area attractions. From Anchorage you will need to fly with Alaska Airlines or Peninsula Airways to King Salmon. Grant Aviation provides daily scheduled flights and charters between King Salmon the and Iliamna Lake villages of Igiugig and Levelock, Upper Peninsula villages of Egegik, Port Heiden, Pilot Point and Ugashik, Chignik region including Chignik Bay, Chignik Lake, Chignik Lagoon and Perryville. Charters can be arranged to take you to just about any other area of interest in the Bristol Bay region. Cargo service is also available. Reservations can be made by calling (907) 246-3590 or toll free at (855) 246-3590.

For more information download the full printable Visitor Guide and Business Directory
or visit the Bristol Bay Borough website.