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King-Salmon is a fishing village located in Bristol Bay Borough in south-central Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 374 residents. The town began in the 1930s after the U.S. government built an air navigation silo at the sit of the present-day town. At the start of World War II, a U.S. Army Air force base was built around the silo. Later, other government facilities were constructed at the site and the King Salmon Inn opened in 1956. Today the town is a government and transportation center, as well as a shipment center for the commercial red salmon and sport fishing industries. The Air Force base was closed in 1993. The city of King Salmon is a gateway city to Katmai National Park. Each year, more than 30,000 tourists come through the town on their way to the park, or they come for the salmon fishing. Visitors can catch a charter to one of the many fly-in lodges or nearby lakes and rivers. Day tours of the area are available, and nearby Katmai National Park, Becharof National Wildlife Preserve and the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Reserve all provide sportfishing, wildlife viewing, camping and hiking. The village of King Salmon is also home to several lodges, a hotel and two restaurants.

Surrounding areas: Naknek, Alaska (12.9 mi)

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King Salmon Weather & Climate

Southwestern Alaska's climate is greatly influenced by the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. The climate is subarctic oceanic in the southwest and continental subarctic further north. Considering how far north this area is, the temperature is somewhat moderate. The precipitation in this area varies widely. For instance; the northern side of the Seward Peninsula receives less than 10 inches per year (making it technically a desert region,) while some other locations average around 100 inches. Summers are short and mild, winters are long and cold. There are frequent, strong winds, especially in the winter. The latitude causes summer days to be very long and winter days to be very short.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 22°F 8°F 1.03 in. -
February 23°F 7°F 0.72 in. -
March 32°F 15°F 0.79 in. -
April 41°F 24°F 0.94 in. -
May 52°F 34°F 1.35 in. -
June 59°F 42°F 1.70 in. -
July 63°F 47°F 2.15 in. -
August 62°F 47°F 2.89 in. -
September 54°F 40°F 2.81 in. -
October 40°F 26°F 2.10 in. -
November 30°F 15°F 1.54 in. -
December 25°F 9°F 1.39 in. -

King Salmon Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the King Salmon airport (AKN) located right in King Salmon, the Egegik airport (EII) located approximately 43 miles southwest of King Salmon in Egegik, Alaska, and finally the Dillingham airport (DLG) located roughly 70 miles northwest of King Salmon in Dillingham, Alaska.

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