Ninilchik lies on the west coast of the Kenai Peninsula on the Sterling Highway, 38 miles south of the city of Kenai. Average annual precipitation is 24 inches.
The panoramic view across Cook Inlet from Ninilchik takes in an active volcano range. On a clear day, Mt. Augustine is seen to the far left, with Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Redoubt, and Mt. Spur to the right.
Visitors to Ninilchik will find all of the services necessary for the perfect vacation.
In August, Ninilchik is the site of the `biggest little fair in Alaska’ and you will find displays of berries, flowers, vegetables and crafts as well as animals of many kinds.
Whales, eagles and moose are frequently seen, and birdwatchers will delight at the wide variety that inhabit the area. Mushrooms of many kinds can be found in the surrounding wooded areas, but be careful as there are many poisonous varieties found in this area.
Ninilchik’s beaches were excellent for clamming for years until a major storm decimated the Razor Clam population. This lead to the beaches being closed to clamming for the past eight years.