Old Sitka State Historic Site

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Old Sitka State Historic Site

Alaska

(907) 747-6249

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Overview

In the early 1800s, Russians built a settlement at this site along Starrigavan Bay. Today, the site is designated as Old Sitka State Historic Site. Located 7 miles north of downtown Sitka, this park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. This site has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and interpretive panels provide information about the history of this site. A public use boat launch and dock allow boaters to access ocean waters north of Sitka. The Forest & Muskegs trail is a 1.25 mile barrier free trail (maximum 12% grade) with a self guiding brochure that has information about the natural and cultural history of this area. The Mosquito Cove trail (1.5 miles long) provides an opportunity to hike along Starrigavan Bay and Mosquito Cove in the coastal spruce and hemlock forest. Old Sitka State Historic Site is located within walking distance of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal and the US Forest Service Starrigavan Campground.

Map of Old Sitka (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 57.126531, -135.366689

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Activities

  • Boating

    A public use boat launch and dock allow boaters to access ocean waters north of Sitka, for a fee.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed. Follow state regulations.

  • Hiking

    The Mosquito Cove trail provides an opportunity to hike along Starrigavan Bay and Mosquito Cove in the coastal spruce and hemlock forest, for 1.5 miles. The Forest & Muskegs trail is a 1.25 mile barrier free trail (maximum 12% grade) with a self guiding brochure that has information about the natural and cultural history of this area.

  • Historic Sites

    In the early 1800s, Russians built a settlement at this site along Starrigavan Bay. It is now known as the Old Sitka State Historical Site.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

Old Sitka State Historic Site is located within walking distance of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal and the US Forest Service Starrigavan Campground.

From Airport - Airport Rd turn left on Harbor Road, stay to the right. Cross over bridge, keep on Harbor Road, turns into Lake Street, and then into Halibut Point Road. Located at milepost 7.5 Halibut Point Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 747-6249

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