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Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve

#2 of 5 things to do in King Salmon Features Animals
King Salmon, AK 99613
+1 907-246-3305
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top of the world

You really feel like you're in a other world by the time you reach King salmon. it's an... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
IslandGuySanDiego
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San Diego
Amazing National Monument

Katmai Air provided excellent service with our flight to Aniakchak. We landed on Surprise Lake in... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
avidNHtraveler
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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An isolated wilderness area in the far reaches of Alaska features the Aniakchak, a 6-mile-wide, 2,000 foot deep caldera formed by the collapse of a 7,000 foot mountain.
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28 Jun 2017
“top of the world”
22 Oct 2016
“Amazing National Monument”
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King Salmon, AK 99613
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+1 907-246-3305
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

You really feel like you're in a other world by the time you reach King salmon. it's an extraordinary spot.

Thank IslandGuySanDiego
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Katmai Air provided excellent service with our flight to Aniakchak. We landed on Surprise Lake in the caldera of an old volcano. The views were spectacular. Our pilot was very knowledgeable. He led us up a hill where we picked wild blueberries, huckleberries, and raspberries.

Thank avidNHtraveler
Reviewed 28 August 2015

There are several ways to reach Aniakchak Caldera. We flew from King Salmon on a charter flight from Branch Air Service. As the Caldera is so big, it has its own weather that cannot be predicted in advance. Some of our friends had spectacular weather,...More

Thank Normanjp
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This is an extraordinary isolated, beautiful setting. Set inside a 6 mile diameter caldera, last erupted in 1931, and ringed in snowfields, this is a wonderful hiking destination over tundra, lava fields, up cinder cones, and peering into the blue maar. Waterfalls were plentiful, and...More

Thank ThomasR312
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Flew around inside the volcano and over the cone. Beautiful lake! The pass entry is awesome and the surrounding scenery is stunning.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The flight was spectacular but we didn't quite make it through the gates due to a low ceiling. Regardless, the flight was amazing overlooking the river leading out of the gates. We saw several beautiful waterfalls and landed on another lake outside the main caldera.

Thank rpfromIL
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Be one of only a few dozen people who visit this National Park Service unit each year! It is true Wilderness!

1  Thank AlaskanWilderness
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Bears and Fishing abundant. The weather didn't cooperate, but despite the rain and mosquitos we had a wonderful time. The preserve is well layed out and the personnel make sure everyone is safe and that the animals are not traumatized by visitors.

2  Thank Dorothy B
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