Providing access to our lands
The Karluk River flows through a remote area on the southwest side of Kodiak Island, and Koniag manages the majority of land in the Karluk River Basin.
To facilitate public access to these lands, Koniag owns and operates four cabins located at strategic locations along the Karluk River.
Nearly all access to the Karluk is via float plane air taxis. There are only three access points for float planes along the river: at the outlet of Karluk Lake, the Portage area mid-river, and in the Karluk Lagoon at the terminus of the river. There are many opportunities for recreation along the river, from hunting and angling to enjoying the intrinsic beauty of this incredible ecosystem through river floats, photography, and just generally relaxing.
All unguided and guided users must obtain a Land Use Permit when visiting Koniag’s lands. Koniag Shareholders and Descendants can receive a permit at no cost.