Kayak Island State Marine Park

Quick Facts

Kayak Island State Marine Park

Alaska

(907) 262-5581

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Things To Do

Overview

Kayak Island lies in the Gulf of Alaska some 50 miles southeast of Cordova. Few people visit this site due to the exposed shores and bad weather. The island is famed for being the site where the first European, Georg Steller, set foot in Alaska on July 1741. The marine park encompasses the approximate landing site of the Bering Expedition. Steller found a native camp, but no natives, and "exchanged some goods", leaving some European items and taking some native items.

Map of Kayak Island State Marine Park (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 59.926808, -144.407044

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Activities

  • Boating

    A large dagger of land thrust out into the cold, unpredictable waters of the Gulf of Alaska, it offers a rare adventure to the few who visit it. Few people visit this site due to the exposed shores and bad weather.

  • Camping

    Wilderness camping is allowed.

  • Fishing

    Follow Alaska fishing regulations.

  • Hiking

    Hiking is allowed throughout the park.

  • Historic Sites

    The island is famed for being the site where the first European, Georg Steller, set foot in Alaska on July 1741. The marine park encompasses the approximate landing site of the Bering Expedition. Steller found a native camp, but no natives, and "exchanged some goods", leaving some European items and taking some native items.

  • Hunting

    Follow Alaska hunting regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is allowed.

  • Water Sports

    Boat launch available.

Directions

Driving

In the Gulf of Alaska, 50 miles southeast of Cordova.

Contact the Park for more information on directions.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 262-5581

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