Plan Your Visit
Aniakchak is truly a wild and unpredictable place. For the prepared visitor however, these very characteristics can make for the adventure of a lifetime.
Visitors are encouraged to (and should expect to) invest a significant amount of time and energy in planning their visit. For more information, contact Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve headquarters in King Salmon, AK. The King Salmon Visitor Center, in partnership with the Alaska Geographic Association, offers maps, books, and other useful trip planning literature.
Did You Know?
The Aniakchak (Big) River drops more than 1,000 feet in elevation within the first 15 miles leaving the caldera. The final 12 miles of the 27 mile river is a smooth, winding float along the open tundra. Watch for bears, moose, and other wildlife as you float.