Captain Cook named the body of water that Bird Creek flows into Turnagain Arm when he discovered it was not the Inside Passage he'd hoped to find. Instead he had to "Turn Again" back toward open waters. Listen to the audio guide to learn more about the history and natural history of the area here at Bird Creek. This is a very popular place for Anchorage residents to get away because it has access to easy and difficult hiking, plus good fishing in the creek and plenty of viewpoints in the area. Be warned though that during the peak salmon runs, this area becomes a madhouse.