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Anchor River, Alaska

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#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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  • 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...  more »
  • If you enjoy watching eagles, watching the tide roll in, seeing boats launched by tractor, or want to find the most westerly point on the road system in the Western Hemisphere - then the road by the.....  more »
  • Very gorgeous views of several volcanos and the mountains across the bay Much wildlife abound, eagles are plentiful and seals and sea otters are common Nice rec areas  more »
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  • 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.
  • Watch the tide. Good place to fish for coho
  • This is a beautiful river that has lots of fish all around. You just need to find the right spot to fish and you will catch a fish and if you want kings or silvers it is good to go to calm water and drift salmon eggs down there.
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