"Chignik -- Great Location for explorers." Chignik by kaloz

Chignik Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 25 photos

First Stop on our Tour

Chignik, and the villages of Chignik Lake and Chignik Lagoon are in the middle of many National Areas. We are cruising in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, on land it is the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge. We are close to the least visited National Park, Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve.

The entrance into Chignik is Castle Cape (pictured). Also in the area are Mt Veniaminof and the Aniakchak Crater. A lot to see! In the middle is the village of Chignik, a fishing village of 1100 or so in season and 80 off-season.

Off the Beaten Path

In the middle of all these parks and refuges, what about the town? Chignik is a frontier town with gravel roads and few amenities. This is a place to get away. There are quite a few buildings close to the dock, and there are a few residences along the road leading to the salmon streams, then off into the hills, which we didn't have time to explore.

Geologists dream

You want to study geology, look at these beautiful striations! And nearby you can study Aniakchak Crater and several mountains.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great place to explore Alaska Peninsula Refuge
  • Cons:Off the Beathen Path
  • In a nutshell:A charming place in a beautiful setting
  • Last visit to Chignik: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2015 at 12:49 AM

    Thanks for the interesting tour! I had to check the map to see where this town was in Alaska.

    • kaloz's Profile Photo
      Dec 4, 2015 at 12:54 AM

      Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comments.

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 6:59 PM

    Wonderful page, pictures, tips and attitude:) Looks like a LOT of fun!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 6:56 PM

    Looks like a neat port of call, but where, my dear host, is the Kodiak Island page?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2003 at 4:40 PM

    Looks like you had the coolest cruise!! I hope to do it myself someday!! Where is the rest of your tent?


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