See Alaska’s “forgotten shore” at Snug Harbor Outpost

In Alaska Travelgram by scott

Flying over Chisik Island and Snug Harbor Outpost from Lake Clark National Park.

This summer, start your adventure by seeing a slice of “real Alaska” at the Snug Harbor Outpost.

Hey–I’ve seen it…from 3,000 feet. That’s when I took the photo (above) on my way back to Anchorage. THIS SUMMER, I look forward to taking a closer look!

Here’s what’s on your Bingo Card at Snug Harbor:

Bear watching

Halibut and salmon fishing

Bird watching

Immersion in the history of Alaska’s salmon industry

Clam digging

Fossil hunting

Incredible natural beauty 

PLENTY of Free Space, peace, quiet and solitude

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Located on the west side of Cook Inlet on Chisik Island, Snug Harbor originally was built as a cannery in 1908. After it closed, the Porter family had the chance to acquire the site. Since they had spent years fishing the waters and enjoying the island, they bought it. After enjoying the area as a family retreat, the renovations began. 

Today, guests can enjoy comfy accommodations while exploring “the forgotten shore” on the edge of Lake Clark National Park.

Guests typically stay for one or two nights, which affords time to fish, to see the bears and to learn about the history of the cannery—and its special place as Alaska’s “forgotten shore”.

Here’s what’s included in your package:

Roundtrip boat transfer from Homer or Kenai to Snug Harbor Outpost on Chisik Island

Charter fishing for halibut

guided bear viewing

all meals 


orientation about the cannery’s history and the surroundings

Hiking on Chisik Island

Chose from two packages, or work with the staff on a custom package

3 days/2 nights $2,400 per person (recommended)

2 days/1 night $1,500 per person

You’re in the wilderness at Snug Harbor Outpost, so there’s no wi-fi or cell service.

Bears, bears and more bears at Snug Harbor Outpost.

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