Anchor Point

Anchor Point is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough, in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census the population was 1,845. Anchor Point is the westernmost point in the North American highway system.

The name Anchor Point comes from a legend that when James Cook discovered the area, he lost an anchor. Settlers came beginning in the early 1900s.

A large portion of the Anchor Point economy relies on the Anchor River. Tourists come to fish the river during salmon runs in the summer. The river is also a source of coal. Along the coast, there are good spots for clam-digging as well, which also draws tourists. The town is also the furthest west on the U.S. highway system.


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Wind3.58 m/s
Cloudiness100 %
Temperature (min/max)13/17 °C
Pressure1007 hpa
Humidity81 %
Last update: 23 Jun 2024 @ 12:25

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