Granite Bay State Marine Park

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Granite Bay State Marine Park

Alaska

(907) 262-5581

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Overview

This pristine park shows little evidence of human impact. Granite Bay State Marine Park includes two bays, protective islands, muskeg and old growth forest uplands. Most of the shoreline is steep granite cliffs, boulders and slabs. The surrounding hills provide excellent hiking and climbing with views in all directions.

Map of Granite Bay State Marine Park (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 60.884506, -148.071945

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Activities

  • Boating

    Many lakes and ponds dot the uplands. Anchorage is excellent in both bays and can be used by many boats at once. A mooring buoy is located between the bays, behind the islands. There is water at the head of each bay and from outlets from lakes. Boaters should be aware of a reef that extends nearly a mile offshore, just south of the mouth of the southern bay.

  • Camping

    There are no suitable campsites. Two beaches of small pebbles, which are moderately exposed, afford camping spots during low tide cycles at the southern point of the mouth of the bay. A tent platform is located on the northernmost island at the mouth of the north bay. The platform on the northeast edge of the muskeg should be returned to standing position after use so as not to damage the vegetation. There are other tent sites on heather or in the beach grass.

  • Climbing

    Climbing is available along hiking trails.

  • Fishing

    Tange Lake drains into the head of the northern arm and has been stocked with rainbow trout.

  • Hiking

    The surrounding hills provide excellent hiking and climbing with views in all directions.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is possible in the many lakes throughout the park.

Directions

Driving

On the northwest corner of Esther Island, 25 mile from Whittier. Park is one of several state marine parks that can be reached from Whittier and is accessible only by boat.

Contact the Park for more information on directions.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 262-5581

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