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The Alaska Peninsula & The Aleutian Islands
The Alaska Peninsula extends over 500 miles into the Pacific Ocean. Its rugged shorelines, steep mountains, and clear, cold waters offer some of the remotest reaches of wilderness on the planet.
South Central Alaska
The city of Anchorage, with Mount Susitna ("Sleeping Lady") in the background. Anchorage has half the population of the state and is the most popular base camp for visitors looking for wilderness adventure in Alaska.
The Eastern Arctic includes the entire eastern portion of the Brooks Range, extending from the mighty Yukon River, nor to the Beaufort Sea, bounded on the east by the Canadian border and on the west by the Dalton Highway (the "Haul Road" to Prudhoe Bay).
The beautiful Nenana River, north and west of Denali National Park, is a destination for river rafters, fishermen and hunters. It is but one of many jewels waiting to be discovered in the Interior.
The Kodiak-Afognak Archipelago
The Kodiak-Afognak island group, including Raspberry Island, looms between Shelikof Strait and the Gulf of Alaska like a green, forbidden land. Recreational opportunities abound for outdoors enthusiasts of all interest types.
Extending north from Ketchikan to Skagway, the Alaska Panhandle encompasses the beautiful, sheltered Inside Passage, along with islands too numerous to mention, with exotic-sounding names like Prince of Wales, Kuiu, Admiralty, Baranof, and Chicagof. These islands, and hundreds more, together with miles of hidden passages, bays and coves, invite exploration in a way unlike any place else in the world.
The Kenai Peninsula
Lower Russian Lake, on the Kenai Peninsula, is a tributary to the Kenai River system, home of some of Alaska's most popular and prolific salmon runs.
The Western Arctic includes the entire western portion of the Brooks Range, extending north from the Noatak River to the Arctic Ocean. Its eastern border is the Dalton Highway (the "Haul Road" to Prudhoe Bay), and the region's western border is the Chukchi Sea.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
The Y-K Delta is laced with rivers, lakes and ponds and is home to several species of big-game, a great variety of waterfowl, and many species of freshwater and anadromous fish.
Several launch facilities exist on the Kenai Peninsula that are of interest to recreational boaters. Here is a listing of the various options.
The portion of Region 2 covered on this page is bordered on the north by the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet and includes the coastal waters associated with Prince William Sound and the entire Kenai Peninsula. This area hosts some of the best road-accessible fishing in the state, along with perhaps the two most popular salmon rivers in the entire state, the Kenai and the Russian River. This is also a popular jump-off point for saltwater halibut, lingcod, rockfish and salmon fishing out of Valdez, Whittier, Seward, the Deep Creek / Ninilchik area and Homer.
No matter what you love about Alaska; no matter what you do, how you do it or who you are with, it's ultimately tied with where you are. It's all about Place.
This is the category where all activities pages for the northern Alaska panhandle go.
This is the category where all the activity pages for the Alaska southern panhandle go.
Pages focusing on river systems in Alaska, including recreational opportunities on specific rivers, resources for more information on these rivers, and a master river list.
This is the category for everything for South-Central Alaska.
Pages that describe outdoor recreational opportunities on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
North gulf coast area, including Prince William Sound.