Sunny Cove State Marine Park

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Sunny Cove State Marine Park

Alaska

(907) 262-5581

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Overview

Sunny Cove State Marine Park is located 14-miles south of Seward at the south end of Fox Island (Renard Island) in Resurrection Bay. The cove faces west, providing a good view of Callisto Head, Bear Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park. The park provides a good camping beach along the south shore of the cove with fine to medium beach gravel. The park's 960-acres encompasses the entire south portion of Fox Island, including an unnamed peak of 1,362-feet. With the exception of the south beach of Sunny Cove, vertical rock cliffs characterize the park's coastline. Sunny Cove SMP is popular as an anchorage for sailboats and power boats with some beach camping also occurring. Excellent wildlife viewing exists around the vertical cliffs, especially those along the eastern shore. Numerous seabird species and marine mammals can be easily viewed from skiff or kayak. Fresh water is available seasonally in the park; during wet weather, water is generally available from small waterfalls south along the shore from the cove, but these can only be reached at low tide.

Map of Sunny Cove State Marine Park (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 59.951964, -149.344254

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Activities

  • Boating

    This park offers excellent anchorage, sea kayaking, motor boating and other boating opportunities.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is allowed. Follow state regulations.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are undeveloped.

  • Historic Sites

    Park is rich with its own culture. Come and enjoy the sites.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

14 miles south of Seward at the south end of Fox Island (Renard Island) in Resurrection Bay.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 262-5581

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