Chiniak Island Travel Guide

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Chiniak Island Things to Do

  • Chiniak Bay

    There are many cool rock formations in Chiniak Bay. The small rock that is in the left center is called Thumb's up as it resembles the popular hand signal.

  • Twin Creek

    You can stop and fish here (in season) or go hiking up the side of the stream! This isn't one of the hot spots of the area as there is only a very small run of salmon that return here. Roslyn Creek which is about 2½ miles back has a much better run!

  • Naural Beauty!!!!!!

    The drive from Kodiak to Chiniak is beautiful!! There are many spots to pull over and take in the view! Bring lots of film!


Chiniak Island Restaurants

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    Roads End Cafe: The only restaurant

    by kaloz Written Oct 13, 2002

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    What makes it so special is that it is the only restaurant in Chiniak. The next place is twenty miles away on bad roads. You can dine outdoors if you like, weather permitting.

    Favorite Dish: I haven't had the chance to eat there.

    'nuff said

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Chiniak Island Nightlife

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    Roads End Cafe: This is the place

    by kaloz Written Oct 13, 2002

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    The is the only drinking establishment in Chiniak. If people are gathering, this is where they gather.

    Dress Code: Come as you are.

    Roads End Cafe

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Chiniak Island Transportation

  • Decisions

    At Mile 30 you will come to a Fork in the road! If you go right you will go to Pashagshak State Park , Narrow Cape, Fossil Beach, Rocket Launch Site. To go to Chiniak you must turn left! Notice the bullet holes in the sign!

  • Driving Out!!

    The road to Chiniak is mostly crushed rock so it can eat your tires up!! But the drive is beautiful!!

  • The Intersection

    Just in case you really want to leave the Chiniak Highway, there is a short road. It is a dead end, but so is the highway. Hey, they erected a street sign, so it must be important.


Chiniak Island Shopping

  • Winery

    A beautiful setting for a winery. Set back next to the trees with a beautiful beach right near by! Wine

  • Don't Drink and Drive

    Wines made from the fruits of Kodiak Island. Try salmonberry, blueberry, or even ruhbarb wine!! Wine!!

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Chiniak Island Local Customs

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    Kaloz checking the slide!!

    by herzog63 Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    After we discovered the Chiniak Park Kaloz decided to give the slide a try!! What do you think??? We had a lot of fun on this trip just acting like kids! You can see a picture of me on Kaloz's Chiniak page! I'm playing in a sand box!

    Kaloz on the Slide
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking
    • Road Trip

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Chiniak Island Warnings and Dangers

  • No Warning Signs!!

    After mile 30 you will not see Warning signs telling you of sharp turns, rocks falling etc... So you're on your own!! Notice the bullet holes in the sign!

  • Your food may fall on the ground!!

    Chiniak has alot of great places for a picnic. You better stick to the beach and avoid the Chiniak Park as the picnic table here is in very bad shape!

  • Keep a weather eye

    The weather can change quickly, so watch for squalls or storms especially if you are in or on the water.


Chiniak Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Tubing

    Tubing is getting very popular on many of the small ponds in Kodiak. Your best chances are in September and October as the Silver Salmon are up in the lakes and Ponds by then.

  • Side Roads

    Many of the side roads just turn into trails for 4 -wheelers or just turn into Animal trails. But they are great for hiking.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Chiniak Island Sports & Outdoors

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    Hang 10

    by kaloz Written Oct 13, 2002

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    Chiniak has awesome curls if the winds are right.

    Equipment: shortboard, boogieboard, don't forget your wetsuit, the water is chilly even in the summer.

    shoot the curl

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Chiniak Island Favorites

  • Poor Signs

    Here in Chiniak as well as all over Alaska we have bored people with guns!! Road signs don't shoot back and they make great targets for the local Yahoos with no animals to shoot!

  • Blue Skies, Tall Grass & Beaches

    You check out the interesting areas right near the road. Usually to get to the beach you will have to walk through the tall grass which is very stout!

  • Totems

    Keep your eyes open, they may be wathing you!! The pole people. These resourseful creatures have vowed never to be taken alive! Sneeking up on a pole person, and getting a picture.


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