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Sterling Highway: South Segment

Follow the Sterling Highway as it plays tag with the Kenai River, to the "End of the Road" in picturesque Homer. The Sterling affords drivers beautiful, natural scenery as well as unlimited recreational opportunities.

Wayside near Homer photo
Wayside near Homer provides views of Kachemak Bay and the volcanoes.
© Alaska Travel Industry Association

Byways Highlights

  • On the drive to Anchor Point, notice four volcanoes across Cook Inlet, which are part of the Pacific "Rim of Fire."
  • Anchor Point is the western most point of the contiguous highway system and home of Anchor River and its wild salmon and steelhead runs.
  • Visit the Homer Spit, the second longest natural spit in the world, where you can go fishing, just for the halibut!
  • Enter the world of seabirds and other marine animals as well as their islands and ocean habitats at the new Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer.

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  • Homer Winter Carnival & Parade
    Homer, 907-235-7740


  • Winter King Salmon Tournament
    Homer, 907-235-7740


  • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
    Homer, 907-235-7740
  • Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival
    Homer, 907-235-2986
  • Kachemak Kayak Fest
    Homer, 907-299-3345


  • Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival
    Seldovia, 907-234-7612
  • Homer Art Bike Ride
    Homer, 907-235-4288


  • Fourth of July celebrations


  • Oktoberfest
    Homer, 907-235-7721


  • ARTrageous Weekend
    Homer, 907-235-7740


  • Annual Nutcracker Ballet & Arts Fair
    Homer, 907-235-4288

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Mt. Redoubt photo
View of Mt. Redoubt from the Sterling Highway.
© Chris Arnold

2002 Salmon tournament winner photo
Catch of the day!



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