King salmon area

Discussion in 'Alaskan Game' started by Punisher, May 30, 2014.

  1. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at purchasing land in Egegik. I believe that the only access is going to be float plane via king salmon, ak.

    Does anybody use pilots in that area? What are the conditions usually like for landing on the ocean or river in the area?
     
  2. AKGuide

    AKGuide Well-Known Member

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    I would use Branch River Air Service, Van is a standup guy and has very good pilots. He will get you where you need to go. Only float plane service I would use.

    Reuben
     

  3. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip. I'm not going to make it out to that land until next summer. But at least now I can get an idea of what it's going to cost me on each trip.
     
  4. Win.308Stealth

    Win.308Stealth Well-Known Member

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    Why would someone purchase land in Egegik? I am guessing you're not going to be farming or developing it. Lol. Spent my childhood summers there, not a place I miss.
     
  5. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    If you like to hunt and fish and shoot, it seems pretty decent. I will be developing it. Not putting a $10million cabin there, but will get something livable there.
     
  6. Garycrow

    Garycrow Well-Known Member

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    I hunted caribou from a lodge across the river from egegik years ago. Egegik has a dirt airstrip suitable for most small aircraft as well as the one at Becharof lodge across the river. The river is tidal and often shallow, I don't know how suitable it would be for floatplanes.
     
  7. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    That is good to know. Google earth is telling me, by elevation, that I will need to build this place on stilts!

    Looks like this is a bear and caribou destination. Which is why I want to go there. But I wouldn't mind having a place that is more accessible.