Thumb Cove State Marine Park

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Thumb Cove State Marine Park


(907) 262-5581

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Thumb Cove State Marine Park is located approximately nine-miles south of Seward on the east side of Resurrection Bay. The park's 720-acres include the southeast shoreline of the cove; a long beach of fine to medium sand and beach cobble; forested uplands of spruce, hemlock and alder; and most of the waters of Thumb Cove. Perhaps the most striking geologic feature in the area is Porcupine Glacier, towering above the park and providing a dramatic backdrop to this popular marine destination. Thumb Cove SMP is a favorite stop for Seward's recreational boaters and camping is popular along the beaches. Fishing for salmon is a favorite activity during the various runs, and Thumb Cove offers good protection from the often unstable weather of Resurrection Bay. Fresh water is available from a stream flowing from Porcupine Glacier. Thumb Cove SMP has two public use cabins for rent. One of these is wheelchair accessible. Two mooring buoys are located within the park; one in front of each public use cabin.

Map of Thumb Cove State Marine Park (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 60.005149, -149.302358



  • Boating

    Recreational boaters will find many opportunities for fun here.

  • Camping

    There are public use cabins and undeveloped camping sites available.

  • Fishing

    Salmon fishing is available.

  • Hiking

    There are many shoreline trails and other hiking opportunities available.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is available.

  • RVing

    Contact park for details of RV'ing here.


Open year-round.



9-miles south of Seward on the east side of Resurrection Bay.

Phone Numbers


(907) 262-5581