Kukak Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kukak Bay is on the west shore of Shelikof Strait and in Katmai National Park and Preserve. The Kukak Bay Cannery was a commercial razor clam canning operation that operated intermittently from 1922 to 1951. The razor clams were dug from a beach 25 miles north at Swikshak, a 5-hour boat trip. Kukak was a small self-contained industrial site where workers processed clams from April to September. A fire destroyed most of the complex in 1936 but it continued operating until 1951. Remains of the cannery can still be found. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Kukak Bay and Swikshak Beach.