Buskin River State Recreation Site

Difficulty

Easy

Whether you’re looking for a campsite or fishing hole, glassing for birds, watching for bears, or beachcombing, this recreation site is a great spot to experience the wonders of Kodiak Island without traveling too far. There are camping sites for everything from tents to large RVs, which are given on a first-come, first-served basis with prices from $10-$28. There are also two picnic shelters and a handicapped accessible fishing platform. The park is centered on the Buskin river, one of the most productive fisheries on the roads around Kodiak. You can try your hand at casting sockeye, coho, and pink salmon and as well as dolly varden trout. There’s an annual pink salmon derby for kids. If you have the chance to be in town while it's happening you'll likely see kids lining up shoulder to shoulder to hook a “humpy.”

If you aren’t into fishing, there’s excellent wildlife viewing and bird watching on the beach and in the areas below the bridge and for those interested in hiking and mountain biking, strike off into the spruce forest along old trails that connect a number of old WWII buildings.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.756297
Longitude: -152.500634

Photos

Buskin River State Recreation Site