Port Lions (Population: 180)


Sitka spruce, birch, alder and willow trees cover the mountainous terrain around Port Lions on Kizhuyak Bay.  Located on the north end of Kodiak Island, the village was established after the tsunami of 1964 damaged Afognak Village on Afognak Island. The community was named in honor of the Lions Club International, the service group that helped relocate and build the new village.  Port Lions can be reached by ferry with service by the Alaska Marine Highway from March through September.  A causeway provides foot and bike access across Settler’s Cove for further exploration of the area.  Several lodges and charter services offer access to the stunning scenery, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing throughout Kizhuyak Bay and the surrounding area. You can reach Port Lions via air or water.