This rural community is blessed with the tranqulility of "Real Alaska". It is set against breathtaking views across Cook Inlet of snowcapped Mt. Iliamna, Redoubt, and Mt. Augustine Island to the southwest. All of these mountains are active volcanoes. Mid-April, 2006, Mt. Augustine last erupted creating spectacular ash plumes in the area.
Twenty miles south of Ninilchik on the Sterling Highway is Anchor Point and, as a monument here declares, ‘the most westerly point on the North American continent accessible by a continuous road system.’ The town is a fishing hot spot during the summer with Anchor River renowned for its salmon, steelhead and Dolly Varden fishing. Pick up an Anchor River State Recreation Area brochure that lists the seasons and even shows the favorite fishing holes along the river. Be prepared for crowds in July and through much of August as Anchor River is a favorite for visitors and residents alike.
At the junction of Sterling and Old Sterling highways is the Anchor Point Visitor Center, housed in a log cabin. There you can get information on area activities, parks, attractions and all there is to see and do.
Location: Anchor Point is located on the Kenai Peninsula at the junction of the Anchor River and its north fork, 14 miles northwest of Homer. It lies at mile 156 of the Sterling Highway.
Access: By road via Sterling Highway, about 20 miles south of Ninilchik and 14 miles northwest of Homer.
Accommodations: One hotel, cabins, several campgrounds, a dozen bed and breakfasts, restaurants and all services.
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