Izembek Lagoon contains one of the largest eelgrass beds in the world.These beds are part of a large estuary that provides a haven for migratory birds.Cold Bay is located in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, on the western end of the Alaska Peninsula. Archaeological sites dating to the last ice age indicate the area around Cold Bay was once inhabited by a large Native population, and was used by European hunters and trappers throughout the 19th century.It lies 634 miles southwest of Anchorage, and 180 miles northeast of Unalaska. During World War II, Cold Bay was the site of the strategic air base Fort Randall.There is evidence of prehistoric occupation by Aleuts and later Russian encampments.Cold Bay's American history began with the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians in World War II. ordered the creation of Fort Randall, an airbase on the shores of Cold Bay, in 1942 as a part of a general expansion of American assets in the Aleutians.It is important as the hub for surrounding villages and as the home of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
Cold Bay is located on the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, 634 miles from Anchorage.Abundant shorebirds and waterfowl, as well as caribou, fox and brown bear make it a popular spot for sportsmen and naturalists.Because of its central location and modern airport, Cold Bay serves as the regional center for air transportation on the Alaska Peninsula and as an international hub for private aircraft.It lies at approximately 55 12' N Latitude, 162 42' W Longitude (Sec. The community is located in the Aleutian Islands Recording District. At that time, the airport was the largest in the state, with a 10,000' runway.King Cove, AK – Dec 23, 2016 – Today marks the three-year anniversary since U. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected a life-saving road from remote King Cove, Alaska to the all-weather airport in nearby Cold Bay.It (along with Otter Point) served as a base for the 11th Air Force to provide protection to the only deep water port in the Aleutians at the time, Dutch Harbor.This protection was necessary when during Yamamoto's Midway Campaign a diversionary attack was launched against Dutch Harbor.King Cove, AK – March 29, 2016 – King Cove tribal and community leaders are chastising the U. Department of the Interior for wasting taxpayers’ money on an ineffectual study of non-road alternatives from the remote community to the nearby all-weather Cold Bay Airport.The Izembek landscape surrounding Cold Bay includes volcanoes with glacier caps, valleys and tundra uplands that slope into lagoons adjoining the Bering Sea.Cold Bay is located at the western edge of the Alaska Peninsula.Two active volcanoes provide a spectacular backdrop on a clear day.