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Port-Lions is a small city located on Kodiak Island off the southern coast of Alaska. The population was 194 full-time residents in the 2010 census. The town of Port Lions was built by the United States government and the Lions Club to house the inhabitants of Ag'waneq and Port Wakefield, after their villages were destroyed by the Good Friday earthquake of 1964. The town was named in honor of the Lions Club. It's part of the beautiful Kodiak Islands, which have been home to the Alutiiq for over 7,000 years. A Russian explorer named Stephan Glotav discovered Kodiak Island in 1763, followed by British Captain James Cook in 1778. Things to do near Port Lions include fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, tide pooling, beachcombing and surfing. There is also a 9-hole golf course set at the foot of the gorgeous mountains on the island. The nearby city of Kodiak is also home to several annual special events, including the famous Kodiak Crab Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The crab festival includes a county fair with carnival rides, lots of good food and game booths, and group activities, such as a kayak race, a marathon and an ultra-marathon.

Surrounding areas: Ouzinkie, Alaska (14.5 mi), Kodiak, Alaska (18.3 mi), Afognak Island, Alaska (33.0 mi)

Port Lions Vacation Rentals

Port Lions Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn1395 Airport WayKodiak, AK15.7 mi.(907) 487-2700
Best Western Kodiak Inn236 W Rezanof DrKodiak, AK18.2 mi.(907) 486-5712
Inlet Guest Rooms1315 ML Bay RdKodiak, AK18.3 mi.(907) 486-4004

Port Lions Weather & Climate

The islands off the south-central coast of Alaska, have a sub polar oceanic climate, with long, cold winters and mild summers. Precipitation is heavy year-round, with more rainfall of anyplace in the U.S., except Hilo, Hawaii. The climate on the southern islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little freezing weather, but severe storms are common from December through February. Precipitation is moderate, with an annual average of 35 inches. Cloudy weather and fog are almost constant. Temperatures during the summer range from 60F-80F. Nighttime and early mornings are cooler, from the 40's - 50's. Late August and September temperatures are slightly cooler, and slightly fewer hours of sunlight. Autumn arrives early at these latitudes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 25°F 9.01 in. -
February 33°F 24°F 6.27 in. -
March 36°F 26°F 4.46 in. -
April 40°F 30°F 7.77 in. -
May 47°F 36°F 5.97 in. -
June 53°F 41°F 5.58 in. -
July 58°F 46°F 4.17 in. -
August 59°F 47°F 4.99 in. -
September 54°F 42°F 7.17 in. -
October 44°F 33°F 8.35 in. -
November 38°F 29°F 6.66 in. -
December 35°F 25°F 8.12 in. -

Port Lions Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kodiak airport (ADQ) located about 16 miles southeast of Port Lions in Kodiak, Alaska.

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