Discover Our Beautiful City

Important Information About Chignik, AK

Discover Our Beautiful City

Important Information About Chignik,  Alaska

Everything You Need to Know About the City of Chignik

Chignik Bay is located on the Pacific side of the Alaska Peninsula along the Kodiak/Aleutians route of the Alaska Marine Highway system. It is situated in Anchorage Bay, which is a small deep-water inlet surrounded by high mountains.
Chignik serves as a hub for nearby villages and is the only port of call between the major island fishing ports of Sand Point (150 southwest) and Kodiak (250 miles northeast).

Our Mission

The City of Chignik will provide opportunities for social and economic growth while striving for a sustainable and secure environment for residents and visitors. Through collective action with local agencies and professional leadership, the city will endeavor to maintain and improve the quality of life for all residents living and working in the municipality.

The village of Chignik (meaning "big winds") was established in the late 1800s as a fishing village and cannery. The town still relies heavily on a large run of salmon that come to spawn in the Chignik River for subsistence and for commercial fishing.

Chignik is one of seventeen villages that lie in the Lake and Peninsula Borough . The city is home to Chignik Bay School, which currently has twelve students enrolled. Lake and Peninsula School District is located in King Salmon, along with the Borough office. 

Approximately 60 residents call Chignik their year-round home, but in the summertime, the population explodes with cannery workers and commercial fishermen. The state-owned ferry Tustumena stops in Chignik every other week from May through September.

You can find more information about our community from the State of Alaska's website in the Division of Community and Regional Affairs section.

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