Deep Creek SRA Boat Launch

Deep Creek SRA Boat Launch In the late 1980s, Deep Creek State Park, at mile 138 in Ninilchik, was put on the map of premier saltwater fishing destinations with the opening of this tractor assisted boat launch operation. It is a jointly operated private…

Ninilchik Boat Harbor

Many locals and tourists enjoy gathering at the Ninilchik Small Boat Harbor to watch the colorful commercial fleet come in at high tide and "off load" their catch. Though modest, the construction began in 1961 and has been a work in progress ever since…

Russian Orthodox Church

Make sure to take a quick detour at mile 134.8 Sterling Hwy. On the ocean side you turn onto Orthodox Road to view the old believers Russian Orthodox Church and its historic cemetery.  Built in 1901, the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Chapel is a small…

State Parks

Unique withing the State of Alaska, Ninilchik is a shoreline community along Cook Inlet, bounded on its north end by Ninilchik State Recreation Area and by Deep Creek State Recreation Area on its south end.

Tide Pool Viewing

During minus tides, the ocean rolls back revealing sandy stretches of beach, spotted with rocks and coal beds that hold educational and entertaining opportunities! Enjoy tide pooling by carefully working your way around rocks (the sand next to some larger…


Approximately forty miles across the Cook Inlet you will see the peaks of Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt