State Park Filled with Culture and Natural Resources


If you would like to travel to a state park facility in Alaska but experience more than just the usual picnic and a hike, plan a trip to Fort Abercrombie State Park. Located on Kodiak Island, the park features numerous natural resources and abundant culture, and it is a great way to learn about history. Your morning at the park can be spent perusing the historic ruins of a World War II coastal defense installation, including the bunkers, pillboxes, and gun emplacements in the park. Start with a trip to the visitors center and then head out to see for yourself the wartime memorabilia featured on the island. In the afternoon, hike to one of the scenic overlooks or fishing spots. You will see wildflower filled meadows, cliffs pounded by the surf, and forests filled with spruce trees, providing cooling shade on warmer Alaskan days. The lake is filled with trout and is a great spot to head to with your pole and a few cold drinks. Fort Abercrombie became a state park in 1969. It features 182 acres of land, and in 1985 it became a National Historic Landmark. There are campsites in the park for tent campers. RV camping is allowable in the overflow parking area. Facilities in the park include a group recreation site and several wildlife viewing areas. The park is located 3 miles north of Kodiak.

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