Halibut Point State Recreation Site

Difficulty

Easy

If you’re looking for a nice day along the waterfront with the family, this is the spot. Watch fishing boats come and go, have a picnic at one of the covered shelters, or go tidepooling with the kids. At low tide you can access Magic Island and look for sea creatures.

A nice one-mile loop trail winds through the park—it’s a good place to stretch your legs. And there’s an interesting modern totem pole, carved by Tommy Joseph in remembrance of Michio Hoshino, a Japanese photographer who spent years exploring Alaska. The story is chronicled in the excellent book “The Blue Bear.” Hoshino loved Mt. Edgecumbe, and his local friends commissioned the totem in memoriam.

You can take the Community RIDE bus here from downtown. It returns from the park every 60 minutes from May through September.

Features: Kid Friendly, Beach, Picnic Area

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.118908
Longitude: -135.386936