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Moose Pass

Kenai Peninsula Borough,


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A Friendly and Picturesque Little Town Tucked Away in the Kenai Mountains

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Moose Pass is approximately 81 (1990), 219 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 51 (1990), 93 (2010).

The amount of land area in Moose Pass is 20.823 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.222 sq kilometers.
The distance from Moose Pass to Washington DC is 3626 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 585 miles. (as the crow flies)
Moose Pass is positioned 60.46 degrees north of the equator and 149.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Moose Pass location: on the Kenai Peninsula near Seward and Soldotna in southern Alaska off the Gulf of Alaska.

Here is a map page for Moose Pass.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Moose Pass is moderate. Temperatures in the winter range from about 14 to 27 with summer temperatures varying between 45 and 65.
Moose Pass average annual precipitation is 24 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

Moose Pass history:

Here is a history page for Moose Pass.

The first settlers to Moose Pass were Oscar Christensen and his partner, Mickey Natt, who came in 1909 and built a log cabin, and later a larger building to serve as an inn and supply center for the miners up north and also as a supply spot for the original Iditarod Trail when it came through around 1910.

The name apparently came about when a mail carrier's team of dogs had trouble with a moose in its way. This was in 1903. The name came about around 1912, but wasn't official until the first post office opened in 1928 and the new postmaster choose Moose Pass as the official name for the community.
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Moose Pass attractions:

Lodging options abound, ranging from campgrounds and RV Parks to motels and B&B's. Several restaurants, gift shops and our local grocery store provide dining and shopping opportunities. The library, museum and post office offer important services for out-of-town guests. We also have a flying service and float flying school. Favorite pastimes include hiking, fishing, and berry picking while marveling at the unparalleled beauty that surrounds you.

The location is ideal and a great place to base your stay while on the Kenai Peninsula.

Head south to experience Exit Glacier up close, take a Kenai Fjords whale-watching tour or halibut charter, and visit the Alaska Sea Life Center. Head west for a Kenai River rafting trip or the Russian River's world-class salmon fishing.....All are a scenic thirty-minute drive from Moose pass.

Come and enjoy the bounty and beauty of summer when the sun hardly rests and the days are long and glorious and everyday of the winter - when the nights are longer, the days are cooler, the roads are quieter and the coffee is hotter.

The Moose Pass Summer Festival
(The Solstice Festival)
We celebrate the beginning of summer with the Moose Pass Summer Festival, held around the third weekend of June. This annual event not only welcomes summer and the longest day of the year but is the largest fundraiser for revenue for the operation of our community center, volunteer fire department and EMT company and our community library.

Learn more about Moose Pass at this informative website.

Check out the photo album for Moose Pass.

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Economy & Industry

Moose Pass economy: mainly with the State Division of Forestry and some local businesses.
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