The former Adak Naval Air Facility occupies approximately 76,800 acres on Adak Island and is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. A land exchange between Aleut Corp., the U.S. Navy, and the Department of the Interior transferred most of the former naval facilities to the Aleut Corp. in March 2004. This agreement was finalized in March, 2004. It is less than three degrees of latitude north of the 49th parallel, which forms the western part of the land border between the Contiguous United States and Canada. [18], Internet, though available, is expensive, with caps on data. There is no hospital; however there is Adak Community Health Center, managed by Eastern Aleutian Tribes, Inc. (EAT). Two restaurants operate in Adak: the Bay 5 (which is housed in the same annex building with the liquor store) and Blue Bird Cafe. Springtime brings carpets of wild flowers. It is also the southernmost town in Alaska. The Aleut are also seeking to develop their water system, which has been well-maintained and -designed for a larger Naval population, as an export industry.[20]. See Tripadvisor's Adak Island, Aleutian Islands hotel deals and special prices all in one spot. Photographs of Adak from 1944 from many contributors. At the 2010 census the population was 326, up from 316 in 2000. Sunrise 12-02-2020 at 19:31 GMT sunset at 03:40 GMT The Aleut Corporation purchased Adak's facilities under a land transfer agreement with the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Navy/Department of Defense. Adak Army installations allowed U.S. forces to mount a successful offensive against the Japanese-held islands of Kiska and Attu. Find the perfect hotel within your budget with reviews from real travelers. Snowfall averages nearly 100 inches (2,500 mm) per winter season, which however tends to melt soon after falling. Since the early 1940s, the northern half of Adak Island has been used for military operations. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 188.8 males. At one time Adak was the 6th largest city in Alaska. About 30 families with children relocated to Adak in September 1998, most of them Aleut Corp. shareholders, and the former high school was reopened at that time as a K–12 institution. Book your hotel in Adak Island and pay later with Expedia. Where is Adak Island located. Adak is located on Kuluk Bay, on Adak Island, in the Andreanof Islands group of the Aleutian Islands Recording District, and in the 3rd Judicial District. Auxiliary emergency health care is provided by Adak Volunteer Fire Department. Birdwatchers often travel to Adak and nearby Attu Island, as many vagrant birds from Asia and elsewhere can be spotted there. Anglers can access halibut in the Kagalaska Straits. Army installations at Adak allowed U.S. forces to mount a successful offensive against the Japanese-held islands of Kiska and Attu. It is possible to hike on the tundra, but visitors are advised both to prepare for frequent weather changes and to never hike alone. Author - Rick. Adak Island, Alaska. Developed trails are limited and most are not maintained. Tele-Radiology (X-ray) and Tele-Medicine are also present. During the summer, extensive fog forms over the Bering Sea and North Pacific. A hunter pauses to scan the landscape. Complete with an Instrument Landing System, Adak Airport has no control tower and two 200' wide asphalt paved runways at 19' elevation. The wastewater treatment system discharges through a marine outfall line to Kuluk Bay. Alaska Airlines flies 2 flights a week on Saturdays or Wednesdays so its a simple choice. [11] In 2001, it formally incorporated as a city. All areas of the island with roads are owned by the Aleut Corporation, and a special permit is required for all non-residents accessing this private property. For every 100 females, there were 184.7 males. 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Adak Island is way out there, so far at the end of the Aleutian archipelago in the Bering Sea that it shares a time zone with Hawaii instead of its own state. For example, properties in active use are leased by Adak Commercial Properties, LLC. There is no doctor, no blood supply, and limited medications to stabilize a patient awaiting a medical evacuation, weather permitting. Map. However, they continued to hunt and fish actively around the island over the years, until World War II broke out. All visitors should bring plenty of their own medications as the health center stocks a very limited supply of chronic medications. Adak flourished as a Cold War era Navy base. The landfill operated from the early 1950s until 1972 and from 1975 until 2002. Since World War II, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard developed facilities and recreation opportunities at Adak. Adak is located on the western tip of the Aleutian Islands, midway between the United States and Russia, where the Bering Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. The community incorporated as a second-class city in April, 2001. Explore Adak: Many people visit Alaska’s Adak Island to experience the prolific fisheries, abundant caribou, and breathtaking natural beauty.This remote wonder is a photographer’s paradise and a nirvana for those seeking tranquility in the wilderness. Average annual precipitation is 65.6 inches (1,670 mm) annually, concentrated markedly in fall and winter. [citation needed]. By March 2003, six years after the closure of the station, most of these facilities had closed. 1 - 2 of 2 listings - Browse Adak, Alaska properties for sale on LandsOfAmerica. Average temperatures range from 20 to 60 °F (−7 to 16 °C), but wind chill factors can be severe. Land use permits are required for all non-residents visiting Aleut Corporation land. A new $18-million hospital was built in 1990, just seven years prior to the closure of the station. Hunters must possess an Alaska state hunting license and a harvest ticket for each animal taken; non-residents of Alaska must also possess the appropriate big game tag. There are multiple different locations to stay in the city; the former naval base housing can be rented by various companies for long and short stays. Limited lab, pharmacy, and public health services are also available. It lies 1,200 miles (1,930 km) southwest of Anchorage and 450 miles (724 km) west of Dutch Harbor at 51.872° North, 176.636° West (Sec. The Aleutian Islands were historically occupied by the Unanga, more commonly known now as the Aleuts. Alaska DEC approved closure of the landfill in 2002. The local airport allows the company to send orders via air cargo from Adak to markets around the world, including entire planes full of live king crab to China. The station officially closed on March 31, 1997, as a result of 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC). Males had a median income of $46,429 versus $35,000 for females. No ATVs are permitted within the wildlife refuge and the Aleut Corporation only allows ATVs on the roads and trails, not on the tundra. The following mornin… The city is the former location of the Adak Army Base and Adak Naval Operating Base, NAVFAC Adak. Water is derived from Lake Bonnie Rose, Lake De Marie, and Nurses Creek, stored in seven water tanks throughout the community, and piped to facilities and housing units. EAT sends a dentist to Adak one week per year to provide limited dental services; otherwise, dental services must be referred outside of Adak. While Adak is a land of high winds, sub-zero temperatures, and up to 100 inches of snowfall a year, it is also a bountiful island, half of it within the Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge. Metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater and surface water. Adak Army Base and Adak Naval Operating Base were the westernmost bases in the nation for a short while. Four local residents hold commercial fishing permits, primarily for groundfish; however, commercial fishing vessels based out of Seattle and other parts of Alaska provide most of the work for the seafood plant by regularly offloading their catch at the facility's large dock. The pharmacy medications are limited to acute medications. Adak Island, Unorganized Borough, Alaska, 99546, United States of America - Free topographic maps visualization and sharing. Trawling in Alaska – Serious Issue or Responsible Business? KL7RRC. [4] (See Extreme points of the United States). The per capita income for the city was $31,747. [17] It was previously served by the Adak Region School District, which closed in June 1996. With 263 rainy days per year, Adak has the second highest number of any inhabited locality in the United States after Hilo, Hawaii. It housed around 6,000 military personnel and dependents. Mt. Visitors Information. There is no bag limit for cows, but in 2007, the Board of Game passed new regulations for bulls. Situated in the western Aleutians, Adak Island is currently the western-most location in Alaska readily accessible to birders. In 1994, the base was downsized, and both family housing and schools were closed. At its peak, the station housed over 6,000 naval and Coast Guard personnel and their families. Waste was previously removed of by a permitted landfill site; This site was operated on Adak Island under Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (Alaska DEC) solid waste regulations. The Adak General Store is open sporadically during the week. Large earthquakes rocked the island in 1957, 1964 and 1977. This former World War II military base was used to fight the Japanese in the Aleutian battles at Kiska, Attu, and Dutch Harbor, and was converted to a U.S. naval base after the war. Adak's water system is reported to have lead in it.[14]. Log in. 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Once in Adak you will be met by Charlie or Chris and taken directly to our lodge to get settled in followed by a quick tour of the island by 4×4 Pick up truck. Climbing Lazy Mountain Near Palmer…It’s Not For the Lazy. most fisherman or hunters will stay over 1 day in Anchorage on there way over or return depending on your final flights. Adak Island: Airlines Serving: Alaska Airlines: Flight Price: $1,133: Distance: 1,189 mi Anchorage to Adak Island Flights. Whether you are arriving on Adak for a quick visit or a long term stay, the City would like to make sure you are aware of some important information before arriving on the island. At present, flights operate each Wednesday and Saturday, weather permitting. Behavioral Health is also provided via tele-video and quarterly site visits. Save big on a wide range of Adak Island hotels! Adak (/ˈeɪdæk/, Aleut: Adaax), formerly Adak Station, is a city located on Adak Island, in the Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska, United States. 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