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Moose-Pass is located on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. The population was 219 residents as of the 2010 census. Surrounded by the Chugach National Forest, Moose Pass sits in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula along the shoreline of Upper Trail Lake. There are many, many hiking trails in the Moose Pass area, especially within the Chugach National Forest. The village of Moose Pass also celebrates the Summer Solstice each year with a two-day festival. The community gathers to celebrate the longest day of the year with games, music, food and lots of family fun. The Kenai Peninsula is also home to Kenai Fjords National Park and Kachemak Bay State Park, with tons of wildlife, including sea otters, sea lions, humpback and orca whales, harbor seals, and more. Activities on the peninsula include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, tide-pooling, camping, dog-sledding, flight-seeing, and golf. Moose Pass began in 1909 when Oscar Christensen and Mickey Natt arrived by horse and dog sled to build a roadhouse to serve the miners in the area. An attraction in town is a ten-foot waterwheel built in 1980 that is a replica of the original one built in 1927. The waterwheel has a saw attached to it for sharpening of knives and axes. A sign on it reads "Moose Pass is a peaceful little town. If you have an axe to grind, do it here."

Surrounding areas: Cooper Landing, Alaska (15.9 mi), Seward, Alaska (26.6 mi), Whittier, Alaska (30.5 mi), Hope, Alaska (31.3 mi), Girdwood, Alaska (32.2 mi), Kenai Peninsula, Alaska (33.3 mi), Bird Creek, Alaska (36.6 mi)

Moose Pass Vacation Rentals

Moose Pass Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Kenai Princess LodgeCooper Landing, AK15.8 mi.(907) 595-1425
Marina Motel1603 Seward HwySeward, AK24.8 mi.(907) 224-5518
Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor Hotel1412 4th AveSeward, AK25.9 mi.(907) 224-2550
Best Western Hotel Seward221 5TH AveSeward, AK26.7 mi.(907) 224-2378
Hotel Edgewater LLC202 5th AveSeward, AK26.8 mi.(907) 224-2700
Bed & Breakfast
Arctic Paradise B & B515 Sixth AveSeward, AK26.4 mi.(907) 224-5898
Ballaine B & B327 Ballaine BlvdSeward, AK26.6 mi.(907) 224-3374

Moose Pass Weather & Climate

South-central Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is a piece of land that juts out from the southern coast of the state into the Gulf of Alaska. The peninsula has a coastal climate that is relatively mild, by Alaska's standards. The climate is heavily influenced by the Northern Pacific Ocean. The annual precipitation is very high in relation to other parts of the state, and the lack of extreme cold or hot temperatures speak of the maritime influence. The Kenai Peninsula is one of the few areas in Alaska that allows for agriculture, with a growing season long enough for producing hay and several other crops.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 24°F 8°F 2.24 in. -
February 27°F 10°F 2.21 in. -
March 36°F 16°F 0.99 in. -
April 45°F 26°F 0.94 in. -
May 54°F 33°F 1.38 in. -
June 63°F 41°F 0.88 in. -
July 67°F 46°F 1.53 in. -
August 65°F 44°F 3.03 in. -
September 55°F 38°F 4.90 in. -
October 41°F 27°F 3.79 in. -
November 30°F 17°F 3.21 in. -
December 27°F 11°F 2.80 in. -

Moose Pass Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located about 51 miles northwest of Moose Pass in Anchorage, Alaska, the Soldotna airport (SXQ) located approximately 56 miles west of Moose Pass in Soldotna, Alaska, and finally the Kenai Municipal airport (ENA) located roughly 64 miles west of Moose Pass in Kenai, Alaska.

Moose Pass Attractions

Ski Areas
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK32.2 mi.
AlpenglowAnchorageAK53.6 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK53.6 mi.

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