South Naknek

South NaknekSouth Naknek is located on the south bank of the Naknek River. It is a more traditional Alaskan community. It is not connected to the other communities by road, except for a few months when vehicle travel is possible via the winter trail across the frozen Naknek River.

Population (88) Located across the river from Naknek, South Naknek is a more traditional Alaskan community. The native village of Qinuyang was once located here. Many villagers came to South Naknek from the villages of New and Old Savonoski. Old Savonoski was located near the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and was abandoned aftr the 1912 eruption of Novarupta in Katmai National Park. Today, commercial fishing and salmon processing are the economic mainstays of South Naknek.

South Naknek is not accessible by road, although for several months during most winters vehicle travel across the frozen Naknek River is possible. Children here are flown daily to attend school in Naknek, riding the nationís only flying school bus.

Source: Bristol Bay Visitor Guide

How to Get There

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 and South Naknek. 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.