Southwest Alaska Activities
Southwestern Alaska is one of the largest and most diverse of all of the regions in Alaska. It can be split into a number of smaller regions - the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Bristol Bay, the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands, and the Kodiak Archipelago. You can also travel to the Pribilof Islands if you're interested in taking a boat trip. Here are some of the best things to do in this area:
- Southwest Cities: Traveling to the Southwest region? There are a number of cities in this area, including Bethel, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, and Kodiak.
- Museums: The Southwest region of Alaska is full of history and culture. In Kodiak alone, you can find many museums, including the Aluttiq Museums, the Baranov Museum by the Kodiak Historical Society, the Kodiak Maritime Museum, and the Kodiak Military History Museum.
- Fishing: In the Southwest region of Alaska, there is a large emphasis on fishing and the maritime industry. If you get your fishing license, you too can enjoy this activity while in the area. Some of the most popular locations for fishing include the Buskin River on Kodiak Island, Illiamna Lake, the Egegik River, and the Naknek River in Katmai National Park. The most popular fish caught in this region of Alaska is salmon, which can be quite large. Fishing is a great budget-friendly activity.
- Kodiak Island Rafting: Kodiak Island is a popular destination for all kinds of water sports, and rafting here is an especially sought-after activity. You can also enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and even scuba diving.
- And a lot more!