|Aniak Airport Shuttles|
|Aniak has a small airport with one runway. All flights into Aniak are from Anchorage unless by private charter. Aniak is very desirable for the modern hunter, or the avid hiker. Any travel in the village is done on foot, or four wheel drive. There is no need for a shuttle service.|
You can choose from many ground transportation options depending on what fits your needs. A shared ride airport shuttle can be ideal for travelers looking for a budget option. If you are looking for private transportation you can choose from a sedan, limousine or taxi.
About Aniak Airport
Aniak for being so remote has quite a colorful history. In 1910, a prospector named Old Man Keffer found gold in the Aniak river. This caused a flood of prospectors, and hunters flocking to this villages in the hundreds. Some of the men stayed here for the rest of their lives. The bountiful wildlife and excellent fishing made it easy to carve out a rugged, but full life.
During the Cold War, remote regions were needed to provide communication hubs. Aniak was a perfect spot. In 1956 the U.S government built the White Alice Relay station in Aniak. The location was hard to reach which made translators safe. The federal government also brought in grant money to help the people of Aniak receive training and job skills. No one would believe that an old prospector village housed such a undertaking.
In 1995 the Aniak Air Guide Company opened a lodge, charter service and hunting guides. Keep in mind that the warmest Aniak gets is mid 60’s in the summer time. This brings the most hearty of souls, but provides once in a lifetime experiences.
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What would bring a bird watcher to such a remote place, you have to ask. Aniak is home to falcons and bald eagles every year. Some of the same birds have been tracked and come back to Aniak each year to breed and nest. This is not a slight beauty to be passed on. Year after year, in the same trees that held a nest, holds the bird’s next one. Not every environment can sustain such a precious species. Aniak prides themselves on nurturing each and every bird. There are special tours that can be set up through Aniak Air Guides just for bird watching.