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Ship Creek

150 Whitney Rd, Anchorage, AK 99501-1615
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A creek located downtown where salmon run up fish ladders.
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  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
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“ulu factory” (9 reviews)
150 Whitney Rd, Anchorage, AK 99501-1615
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there the 2nd week of June and there was a fishing derby going on. The banks were lined with anglers. It was very interesting and we enjoyed talking to those who had caught some large salmon. We were there during high tide and...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Banks are lined with fisherman - word is that 4-5 have been caught - today is 5/20 - be sure to check the tide table as high tide is the best viewing - there is a place you can rent gear as well to fish...More

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Impromptu visit but worth the stop. There was still ice/snow on the creek but slowly melting. Great photo opportunity.

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great plaza near the Bridge Restaurant and Alaska Geographic. Its a cool place to hang out and watch the urban fishery where (when in season) giant king salmon are caught. The Ship Creek Trail also connects to Mountain View to the east. Lots of fun...More

Thank AKMaggie
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I walked along Ship Creek Walkway past the industrial area and over a few bridges ,very interesting area but not really a mainstream tourist attraction.

Thank Iona B
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This place is located about 5 minutes from the Ulu factory and a great place to see salmon goin up stream in the peak season. Unfortunately when l was there l only saw some ducks.You can walk across the river to the other side from...More

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We visited on a morning in August; there apparently were no fish really running, or at least we didn't see any. There were a few fisherman around but didn't seem to be much action. Ship Creek is a waterway that runs next to downtown Anchorage....More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Unfortunately the fish were not running. The area is great for a walk and for picture taking. From the bridge you can see the fish ladder too.

Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

If you are just in anchorage for the day, stop and see it but you would be better off renting a car and drive not too far out of the city. If you want to see a lot of salmon and incredible scenery on the...More

1  Thank Pomerols
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Drove by here on our private city tour, it was okay to see. Unfortunately, we did not see any salmon or fisherman.

Thank Kim S
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