Southeast Area State Marine Parks


Alaska State Marine Parks are listed alphabetically.

Beecher Pass State Marine State Park

 

Beecher Pass is west of the city of Wrangell on Big Saltery Island. The park is 660 acres. The undeveloped park is used extensively by the local population for fishing and hunting. Fishing here is excellent. No road access View map

Betton Island State Marine Park

This undeveloped park is located on the east side of Betton Island in Clover Passage. Betton Island is well known as a kayak resting, picnicking, and camping area. The park is 480 aces. Park information. View map

Big Bear/Baby Bear State Marine Park

Big Bear Bay and Baby Bear Bay are designated as a state marine park and located near Peril Straits about 35 miles north of Sitka. Access to this park is primarily by boat and the park remains undeveloped with no visitor facilities. Attractions at this marine park include a protected anchorage with opportunities for camping, hunting, and fishing. View map. More facility information.


Black Sands Beach SMP

The dark sandy, shallow sloping beaches and forest has been a popular recreation area since the 1930's, and historically used by the Tlingits for fishing and hunting. There is a 1/2 mile wood chip trail traversing the southern-most Blank Islands. More facility information.

The park offers exploring, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, a picnic shelter, and camping. Access is currently by boat or aircraft. View map.

Channel Islands State Marine Park

Juneau Channel Islands State Marine Park consists of 14 islands in Lynn canal, and is approximately 25 miles Northwest of downtown Juneau. The area is easily accessed by small boat from the Amalga Harbor boat launch, Auke Bay, or Juneau and is a popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and big game hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping. Access by float plane is also readily available. North Pass is a favorite fishing location for salmon and halibut and a popular whale viewing location. View map

The Rupe Andrew and Lincoln Public Use Cabins are located within the Channel Island State Marine Park. Cabin information and reservations.


Chilkat Islands State Marine Park

This undeveloped, 6,560-acre park is a group of islands just south of Chilkat State Park. It is 13 air miles south of Haines. Access is problematic due to high and unpredictable winds, making a regular anchorage difficult. Kayaks have the best bet since they can be brought on shore and have a shallow draft. A bay on the middle island of Shikosi is best. Beaches are rocky. Be sure to bring your boat above high tide mark when pulling it on shore. View map

Dall Bay State Marine Park

This 585-acre marine park is on the southwest end of Gravina Island. The Park is all tidelands and undeveloped. The marine park offers excellent fishing. There is no road access. View map.

Funter Bay State Marine Park

Funter Bay State Marine Park is located in the northern part of Admiralty Island in Funter Bay. The park is162 acres and offers excellent fishing, whale watching and bear viewing. The park is undeveloped. View map

Grant/Joe Island State Marine Park

Grant/Joe Island is approximately 592 acres of undeveloped uplands and tidelands. The park has excellent fishing. View map.

Grindall Island State Marine Park

Grindall Island Marine Park is a remote area only accessible by boat or plane. The park includes a public use cabin, a mooring buoy, and a variety of recreational opportunities. The Grindall Island area is known for its salmon and halibut fishing. There is a Sea Lion haul out just east of Grindall Island at Approach Rock. Park information

The island and cabin site was homesteaded and operated as a fox farm between 1922 and 1950's. An unmaintained trail traverses the forest from the cabin site to a lake in the middle of the island. More history on Grindall Island. View map.

High Island State Marine Park

No information. Undeveloped park. View map.

Hole in the Wall State Marine Park

This park is located on the west side of Prince of Wale Island. Undeveloped. View map.

Joe Mace State Marine Park

This 62-acre marine park is in Summer Strait, near Point Baker. Fishing is excellent. The park is undeveloped. View map

Magoun Islands State Marine Park

Magoun Islands State Marine Park is located near Krestof Sound, approximately 12 miles northwest of Sitka. Access to this park is primarily by boat and the park remains undeveloped with no visitor facilities. Attractions at this marine park include protected island sheltered bays with opportunities for camping, hunting, fishing, exploring, and beach combing. View map.

Mill Creek State Marine Park

No information. Undeveloped park. View map.

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park

Oliver Inlet SMP is located on Admiralty Island southwest of Juneau. The park borders Oliver Inlet and Seymour Canal, with a 3/4 mile tramway/boardwalk connecting the two waterways. More facility information. Humpback and killer whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, Sitka deer, and brown bear are found within the area. The Seymour Canal area is noted for having one of the largest brown bear populations in Southeast Alaska. Please use caution. Oliver Island has a Public Use Cabin Cabin information and reservations. View map.

Pavlov Harbor State Marine Park

Pavlov Harbor State Marine Park is located on Chicagof Island. Chicagof Island hosts the Alaskan communities of Hoonah, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Elfin Cove, all lying in the northern reaches of the island. More facility information. The main commerce on Chicagof is centered around a water-based local economy consisting of guided hunting trips, fishing, and logging. View map

Saint James Bay State Marine Park

This 1,002-acre marine park is located near the Chilkat Peninsula on the west side of Lynn Chanal. The park has abundant protected anchorages, concentrations of fish and wildlife, and beach landing areas. The bay is a popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and big game hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping. St. James Bay has a Public Use Cabin Cabin information and reservations. View map.

Salmon Bay State Marine Park

No information. There are no developed facilities at this remote park. View Map

Sealion Cove State Marine Park

Sealion Cove State Marine Park offers more adventurous people an opportunity to explore a remote sandy beach on the Gulf of Alaska. This park is located on the north end of Kruzof Island, approximately 25 miles northwest of Sitka. People typically access this park by taking a boat to Kallinin Bay. A trail starts at Kallinin Bay along a river estuary and leads 2.5 miles through forest and muskegs to Sealion Cove. A mile long sandy beach on the open Pacific Coast at Sealion Cove allows for excellent beach combing, hiking, camping, and bird watching. There are no developed facilities at this remote park. View map. More facility information.

Sea Lion Cove Trail

Security Bay State Marine Park

Security Bay SMP is located on the north end of Kuiu Island facing Frederick Sound and Catham Strait. It provides safe haven anchorage for vessels in an area of large open water. View map. The nearest village is Kake, about twenty miles to the east. There are two private landowners within the park, and one historic native site in the park.


Sullivan Island State Marine Park

Sullivan Island State Marine Park is south of Chilkat Island SMP and 20 air miles south of Haines. This 2,720-acre park sits at the south end of Sullivan Island. Two bays on east side provide access, but no anchorages. In Lynn Canal, weather and winds are unpredictable, making anchoring very difficult. Kayaks have the best bet since they can be brought on shore and have a shallow draft. Be sure to bring your boat above high tide mark when pulling it on shore. Beaches are rocky. View map.

Taku Harbor State Marine Park

Taku Harbor is a natural, bowl shaped harbor that was once home to a major salmon cannery. The 700-acre marine park is located on the eastern shore of Stephens Passage about 22 miles southeast of Juneau. Taku Harbor is frequently used as a night anchorage by commercial fishing boats and small tour ships. It is also a popular destination point for Juneau recreational boaters. Taku Harbor offers lots of fishing and crabbing opportunities. More facility information. Taku Harbor has a Public Use Cabin Cabin information and reservations. View map.

Thoms Place State Marine Park

The 1,198-acres Thoms Place SMP is located on the southwest corner of Wrangell Island. The park is in sheltered cove and offers excellent fishing and wildlife viewing. View map