US Park Info: Aniakchak National Monument
The Aniakchak Caldera, is the result of a series of eruptions,
the latest in 1931. Nearly six miles in diameter and covering some ten
square miles, it is one of the finest examples of dry caldera in the world.
Located in the volcanically active Aleutian Mountains, the crater contains
many outstanding examples of volcanic features, including lava flows,
cinder cones, and explosion pits. Surprise Lake, located within the caldera,
is the source of the Aniakchak River, which cascades through a
1,500-foot gash in the caldera wall. The site also contains the Aniakchak
There is nothing here to have any hours... just the wilderness.
PLANE - An airplane is the only way to get this far into the middle of no-where.
Weather & Climate
Expect windy conditions especially through the "Gates" area and often within
the caldera as well. The coastal area is often shrouded in fog and rain.
Check with fly-in services for specific needs. There are no accessible trails within the monument/preserve.
Camp wherever you want, its all wilderness.minute non-911 calls!).
Hiking and Enjoying the great outdoors.
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