Discover Alaskan Wildlife in Kodiak Island

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It is Kodiak Island, an island with mountains, forest, and treeless area in Alaska, the United States. This island is the largest of the Kodiak Archipelago and the second largest in the United States. It also becomes the 80th world’s largest island. The area is 9,311.24 km2. Boats can get in the bay of the Island of Kodiak as the bay is free of ice. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is located in this island along with some villages: Old Harbor, Karluk, Port Lions, Akhiok, and others. The Isle of Kodiak also becomes the home for some notable animals: king crab and Kodiak bear.

The History of Kodiak Island

Kodiak Island is home for people of Native Alutiiq for more than 7000 years. The Russian explorers discovered this island in the middle of 1700s and then it became the first Russian capital in Alaska. It also became the notable trading location of the lucrative fur. To learn the history of this island, the Baranov Museum is built. The museum was then the fur pelts former storehouse. This building is the oldest building as it is built in 1808.

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park is Kodiak Island’s historical spot where the history of World War II can be learnt. During the war, a campground and the fort are built. Learn also the military history in Kodiak Military History Museum. This museum is located inside the bunker of Ready Ammo. You can find the ruins of World War II coastal defense installation which is covered with the forest, cliffs, meadows of wildflower and trout contained lake.

Discover Kodiak’s Wildlife

The wilderness is offered by Kodiak Island. You can discover the wilderness by passing the 100 miles roads of pave and gravel. It connects the wilderness with the city. Vehicles with four wheels are needed to pass the rough tracks. Then, you can find some isolated beaches or some great spots for fishing. The coastal panorama is totally outstanding.

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is a must-visit-destination when you come to Kodiak Island. This area includes wetlands, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, grassland and spruce forest. It is perfect to view the bears’ activity besides fishing. 3,500 big bears live in this area. You can view the bears’ activity from the air as this refuge does not have any road to take. Yet it is still amazing. Fishing can also be done in this national park of the Island of Kodiak. The fishing spots are home for halibut, cod, trout and rockfish as well as the five species of salmon. Finally discovering the Isle of Kodiak is much recommended. You can take air taxi or charter boat to reach the remote area. Allow the guide to lead your journey.

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