Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

Alaska

(907) 486-6339

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Things To Do

Overview

Few other units of the Alaska State Park System,which are comparable in size, possess the cultural and natural resources that are found in Fort Abercrombie. The historic ruinsof a World War II coastal defense installation coupled with the steep surf-pounded cliffs, deep spruce forests, wildflower ladened meadows, and a lake containing trout offer the public a unique opportunity to learn of the events of World War II while enjoying the natural beauty of the park.

Map of Fort Abercrombie (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 57.828896, -152.354279

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is allowed on Lake Gertrude.

  • Camping

    The campsites at Ft. Abercrombie are designed primarily for tent campers.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted at Lake Gertrude. Fish include Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Arctic Grayling.

  • Hiking

    There are many trails at the park.

  • Historic Sites

    Fort Abercrombie became a park unit of the State Park System in 1969. 182 acres of state land was set aside to be managed by the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation for the enjoyment and preservation of the areas unique historical and natural features. In 1970 Ft. Abercrombie was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1985, the park was designated a National Historic Landmark.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites are available in the campgrounds.

  • RVing

    R.V. campers are encouraged to use the overflow parking area or visit Buskin River State Recreation Site as vehicles over 20' will have difficulty maneuvering on the narrow, rustic roads.

  • Water Sports

    See "Boating" and "Fishing"

Directions

Driving

To reach the park from the ferry dock, go west on Center Street, and make a right onto Rezanof Drive. Follow Rezanof for 3.7 miles. Turn right onto Abercrombie Drive which leads to the park. If starting from the Kodiak State Airport, make a right onto Rezanof Drive. Follow Rezanof for 8.5 miles. Turn right onto Abercrombie Drive.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 486-6339

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