Kodiak Island is the 2nd largest island in the United States.
The Island of Hawaii is the largest.
Kodiak Island is about 110 miles long at it's longest point and about 65 miles wide at it's widest point. It has very deep bays, with one of our bays, (Uyak Bay) on the west side, cutting in to the island so far that it leaves only about, 15 miles to the east side. Kodiak Island is 3,670 sq. miles of rugged terrain. The tallest peak is "Koniag" peak at 4,470 ft. and located 11 miles north of Old Harbor, one of our Native villages, south of Kodiak.
Kodiak is 255 air miles south east of Anchorage and about a 55 minute flight.
About 80% of the island is National Wildlife Refuge for the bear population of about 3,500 bears. Our bears are the largest carnivores, in the world. They have been isolated on this island with an abundance of food and a very good gene pool. They are considered a sub species of the brown bear. Boars 800 to 1500 lbs. sows 400 to 600 lbs.
THERE ARE NO ROADS INTO THE WILDLIFE REFUDGE.We do have a road system of about 110 miles on the north east part of the island, most of it built during WWII, and most of it gravel. The road system is slow going, but very science. (more information about the road system upon request).