Shishaldin Volcano

a snow covered volcano with smoke rising from the top

Shishaldin Volcano, with its iconic cone shape. AVO/USGS image by J. Korpiewski.

Quick Facts

Location:
Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Significance:
Shishaldin Volcano is know for its remarkable form, a near perfect cone.
Designation:
National Natural Landmark
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Yes
Located within Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Shishaldin Volcano is the highest volcano on Unimak Island. Used for centuries as a landmark, this explosive stratovolcano is primarily known for its remarkable form, a near perfect cone, which it has retained despite violent eruptions. Shishaldin Volcano was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1967, and is 62,714 acres large.

Last updated: August 31, 2017