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Caines Head State Recreation Area

Caines Head State Recreation Area

Caines Head State Recreation Area is the site of an abandoned military fort and is maintained by the Alaska State Park system. It is accessible by foot or by boat from Seward. Visitors to this 6,000 acre recreation area can explore the remains of Fort McGilvray, the South Beach Garrison and the shale beaches set among the natural beauty of the area. The fort sits on a 650 foot rocky cliff and offers stunning views of Resurrection Bay.

The 4.5 mile hiking trail starts at Lowell Point, just outside of Seward, and ends at North Beach. Please note that a portion of this trail can only be hiked at low tide. Picnic shelters, campsites and latrines are available. A ranger station is located at the north of end of this beach. Old army roads lead to Fort McGilvray and South Beach.

Boat shuttle service is available to the Caines Head State Recreation Area. Please visit the Alaska State Parks website for more information on Caines Head State Recreation Area.

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