Bristol Bay Borough
Bristol Bay Borough

Bristol Bay Borough is known as the "Red Salmon Capital of the World" as well as the "Gateway to Katmai National Park and Preserve." It is located in Southwestern Alaska at the head of Kvichak (KWEE-jak) Bay, an arm of the larger Bristol Bay.

Bristol Bay Borough was incorporated as the state's first borough in 1962. The borough functions as the official governing body for Naknek, South Naknek, and King Salmon and provides a variety of important services. The borough offices are located in Naknek.

The main feature of the borough's setting is the Naknek River and the cliffs bordering Kvichak Bay. At Naknek and South Naknek, where the cliffs are at their highest and the river is at its widest, the combination of the broad tidal river and the brown cliffs with their crowning greenery, present a truly striking picture. Looking across the river from one community to the other, the towns appear dwarfed by the cliffs on which they are situated.

Source: Bristol Bay Borough

How to Get There

From Anchorage you will need to fly with Alaska Airlines or Peninsula Airways to King Salmon. Grant Aviation provides daily scheduled flights and charters between King Salmon and South Naknek. Cargo service is also available. Reservations can be made by calling (907) 246-3590 or toll free at (855) 246-3590.

For more information download the full printable Visitor Guide and Business Directory
or visit the Bristol Bay Borough website.