A photographic haven lodged in history. People of Russian lineage from Kodiak originally began settling the area in the 1840‘s, as a fur trading village. Ninilchik is now a small fishing community that lives up to its given name “peaceful settlement by a river”.
Centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, Ninilchik is a picturesque 180 mile drive south of Anchorage. The tiny town extends north and south along the Sterling Highway from mile markers 134 to 138, and eastward into the Caribou Hills. Today the economy and its 800 to 1,200 residents (depending upon the time of year) are focused mainly on tourism (AK local and out-of-state) and sport fishing, as well as commercial fishing.
Visitors to Ninilchik will find everything they desire for a perfect wild Alaskan adventure, with services for every need and then some! The peaceful ‘small town’ atmosphere of Ninilchik and its south-central location make it the ideal place to stay when you tour Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Far enough from the city to give you a taste of real Alaska life, yet only a 40 minute drive in either direction to reach anything you need. The community itself offers full amenities with lovely campgrounds & lodging for accommodations, fun-filled events, small town restaurants & shopping, and tons of outdoor activities.
So please come join the friendly locals and experience Alaska at its rugged best, spend a little time in Ninilchik. We promise, you can’t help but fall in love!