Official Visitor's Guide
Recreational Fishing Information
Compiled from "Kodiak Area Sport Fishing Guide"
Available at: Alaska Dept of Fish and Game
211 Mission Road
Kodiak, AK 99615
Sport Fish Information Line (updated weekly May to October) 486-5176
The past meets the present at the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak's Alaska Native culture center where visitors explore 7,500 years of Alutiiq heritage. See ancient artifacts, discover history, and learn how traditions continue.
Explore Kodiak's rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House.
Kodiak Military History Museum
A joint ops center directed Alaskan operations 1942-1943. The principal advance naval base in Alaska in the North Pacific when World War II broke out, Kodiak's ships and subs played a critical role in the Aleutian campaign. Ft Greely, with coast artillery and infantry troops, stood ready to repel invaders, but in the end the enemy did not come. April 1943, the Army erected a permanent 8-inch gun battery north of Kodiak and established it as a sub-post of Ft Greely, naming it Ft Abercrombie.
Alaska Aerospace Development
Kodiak Launch Complex-From the Last Frontier to the Final Frontier
KLC was the nation's first commercial spaceport not collocated on a federal range. Located about 44 road miles south of the city of Kodiak at Narrow Cape on Kodiak Island, the spaceport is state-of-the-industry and AAC strives to keep it that way.
Kodiak Maritime Museum
Kodiak Maritime Meseum is the only organization in the U.S. soley dedicated to preserving Alaska's illustrious maritime heritage.
Inside the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, there is a large, oval, free-standing aquarium (it holds 3500 gallons!), and a touch tank that allows visitors to handle inter-tidal organisms representing the major marine invertebrate phyla in the region.Throughout the year, the foyer and aquarium area are open for public viewing, and is a major attraction for tourists and school field trips. Kodiak Laboratory staff regularly collect a variety of species from waters around Kodiak Island to display in the aquarium and touch tank areas.
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Kodiak: the “Island of the Great Bear.” Genetically distinct, Kodiak brown bear inhabit the wild, rugged Kodiak Archipelago in the Gulf of Alaska, 252 miles southwest of Anchorage. Inspired by concerned sportsmen and conservationists, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in 1941 to protect Kodiak bears and their habitat.