The Alagnak travels west from Katmai National Park and Preserve toward Bristol Bay through the wild, bear-filled tundra of the Alaska Peninsula. Wild salmon, arctic char and other fish species run plentifully through the river, attracting both black and grizzly bears. Moose, foxes, wolverines, otters and other wild animals also frequent the area.
Wild, Scenic and First
The Alagnak was the first river in the country to receive a Wild and Scenic designation in 1980, along with one of its tributaries, the Nonvianuk.