Ninilchick offers a peaceful small town atmosphere that is easy to fall in love with and has a total population of 772 people . It is centrally located and makes it the ideal place to stay when you are on the Kenai Peninsula. Ninilchik is a relaxing place since it is far enough away from the cities that you can really enjoy all of Alaska’s beauty, yet it is close enough that you have everything you will need. Ninilchik offers its guests great campgrounds, both public and private, lodging and restaurants. There are several very unique shops to choose from when shopping for your tourist treasures.
Ninilchik is located on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula along the cost of the Cook Inlet and it is just 38 miles southwest of the City of Kenai. Ninilchik is just 188 miles from Anchorage and 44 miles away from Homer. Ninilchik has a total area of 207.6 square miles which makes it a great place to go explore and enjoy the natural beauty of Alaska.
The beaches, rivers and boat launches will provide you with access to Cook Inlet for some of the greatest salmon and halibut fishing. There are many charter services available in Ninilchik for some of the finest saltwater fishing that cannot be beat anywhere else in the world! The Ninilchik Charters offers the most halibut fishing option of any charter operator on the Kenai Peninsula. The Prince William Sound is well noted for its large black bear populations and the bears are also large, which is a great place to go for any hunter. Ever try razor clam digging? It is a very popular Alaskan tradition that is exciting and fun. Razor clams are just smaller than a dollar bill and a much sought after dish.
The Kenai Peninsula Fair is a must! It is known as the “biggest little fair in Alaska”. The Kenai Peninsula Fair is always the 3rd weekend in August every year. Some of the major attractions at the Kenai Peninsula Fair is the mechanical bull, live music, giant slide, rodeo, and some great food. You can also find great displays of berries, flowers, vegetables and crafts along with all kinds of animals.
Ninilchik has one school for all of the kids there and it is in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The Ninilchik School is a public school that serves grades K-12. Ninilchik School received a GreatSchools Rating of 7 out of 10.