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Anchor River, Alaska

#97 of 115 in Nature in Alaska
The Anchor River is a stream on the Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska. Beginning near Bald Mountain on the eastern side of the lower peninsula, if flows generally west for 30mi into Cook Inlet near Anchor Point on the western side of the peninsula. The river mouth is 14mi northwest of Homer.
The middle reaches of the river pass through the Anchor River and Fritz Creek Critical Habitat Area, meant to protect fish and wildlife, especially moose. The lower river intersects North Fork Road and then the Sterling Highway before reaching Anchor and the Anchor River State Recreation Area (SRA) at the coast.
The SRA is a popular spot for camping and fishing in the summer months, when there are salmon runs, and catch-and-release steelhead fishing. Anchor Point, the site of the SRA, is the most westerly point in the U.S. highway system. Anchor Point does not have a harbor, but it has a boat-launch service that uses tractors to pull boats from shore to deeper water.
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  • A wonderful hotspot for fishing. At the end of August, the silver salmon rise up. Many fly-fishers are on the shore.
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  • Long time Alaskan BUT went to school and worked on the East coast so have an inkling to what you want. Not crowded, solid, consistent runs. And you can drive down to and camp on the beach above the ti...  more »
  • Nice fishing spot, you will need waiters.
  • Just love this river! We have crossed it now at various locations and it's beautiful every time.

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