Anchor Point

Population: 2,007
Located on the Kenai Peninsula, Anchor Point is 23 miles north of Homer and 61 miles south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway.
Visitor Information: Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 610, Anchor Point, AK 99556; phone 907-235-2600 or email.

Anchor Point is a full-service community with a Chamber of Commerce, post office and a variety of businesses. Lodging access east on North Fork Road for Sleepy Bear Cabins (0.8 mile); dining, gas stations, fishing charters, seafood processors, RV parks and gift shops like Timberline Creations Gift Shop, can be found along the highway and area roads. Churches, a library, senior citizen center and VFW are among the many organizations here. Enjoy a coffee at Black Water Bend Espresso, phone 907-235-6884. Call ahead to order your coffee for faster pick-up; Email.

Anchor Point was originally named “Laida” by Captain James Cook in the summer of 1778, when the Resolution and Discovery sailed into Cook Inlet looking for the Northwest Passage. It was later renamed Anchor Point by early homesteaders to commemorate the loss of an anchor off the point by Captain Cook. A post office was established here in 1949.


  • Camping and fishing along the Anchor River. Fish for king salmon, Dolly Varden, silver salmon and steelhead.
  • Saltwater fishing in Cook Inlet for all 5 species of salmon, halibut and rockfish.
  • Take Norman Lowell Road for the Norman Lowell gallery. Artist owned and operated, you may walk through gardens and original homestead cabin as well as the gallery.
  • Beachcombing and wildlife watching at end of Anchor River (Beach) Road. Photograph the sign marking the most westerly point on the North American continent accessible by continuous road system and watch tractors launch and land fishing boats.
  • Visit the nearby Russian village of Nikolaevsk.