King Salmon, Alaska

Bristol Bay Borough


King Salmon is a " census -designated place " in the Bristol Bay Borough Alaska and Borough Seat of neighboring Lake and Peninsula boroughs. The village is located on the Alaska Peninsula on the north bank of the Naknek River, about 25 km upstream of Naknek on Bristol Bay and 460 km southwest of Anchorage.

To the east of King Salmon is the Katmai National Park. To the south lie the Becharof and the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge and the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve.


Many of today's residents are descendants of King Salmon Alaska Natives who were forced on the east coast of the peninsula due to an outbreak of Mount Katmai volcano to leave their original settlement.

In the 1930s, a bunker with a radio navigation facility in King Salmon was built. With the beginning of World War II established the U.S. Air Force an airbase, which was held during the war by the Federal Aviation Administration in status.

1949 a post office was opened and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a road link to Naknek. Among other things, the National Park Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices targeted in King Salmon. The King Salmon Inn opened in 1956. The town grew by the government authorities and as a supply center for the commercial salmon fishing and the tourism industry.

The Air Force Base was established in 1993 to an operated by Chugach Development Corporation management station under the leadership of the Air Force. The base supports training activities of Air Force, Army and Navy as well as the work of the U.S. Coast Guard and the North American Air Defense. Also, authorities in the Bristol Bay Boroughs and the State use building on the site.