Decision Point State Marine Park

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Decision Point State Marine Park


(907) 262-5581

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This popular park is aptly named as one decides at this point whether to head out into the larger expanse of water of Port Wells. Decision Point State Marine Park is generally used by kayakers and small boat users, as there is no adequate anchorage. Along with forested uplands of spruce and hemlock, there are two excellent camping beaches where bountiful intertidal life on the rocks may be viewed during minus tides.

Map of Decision Point State Marine Park (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 60.785311, -148.426666



  • Boating

    Kayaking is a popular activity here. You can kayak or use a small boat to get to two beach campgrounds from the main entrance.

  • Camping

    At the head of Squirrel Cove, a small pebble and sand beach provides room for two tents on all but the highest tide cycles. On the western side of the cove there are three tent platforms a cooking area and bear-proof food locker. Farther along the edge of the western shore is a latrine. Adjacent to the latrine is a log public contact station. Drinking water is not available at this site.

    Just south of Decision Point is an east-facing, medium-pebble beach that provides dry, flat camping for up to 10 tents between the dead trees. The camp areas are above high tide and have two fire rings. This is one of the heaviest used sites by kayakers, sometimes with large groups visiting. Small groups using the larger campsite may expect others to also camp in the area. Water is available in the bight, or bend, in the coast behind the small peninsula.

  • Fishing

    Follow all Alaska regulations.

  • Water Sports

    Beaches provide swimming and other water sport possibilities.


Open year-round.



Take Seward Hwy south, Left on Portage Glacier Road, stop at toll booth. Proceed through Anton Anderson Tunnel to Whittier. No Road access from Whittier to Decision Point. Boat access only.

Phone Numbers


(907) 262-5581

Campground reservations

(907) 269-8400