Caines Head State Recreation Area

Caines Head State Recreation Area


Location:South of Seward; accessible by boat or on foot via the Coastal Trail. (Flooding in Seward during the month of October 2006 caused extensive trail damage at this SRA.)
Facilities:Camping area, cabins, toilets, trails, picnic sites, picnic shelters, historical features.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking.
Special Features:Terrain features a massive headland rising 650 feet above Resurrection Bay, against a backdrop of rolling alpine meadows and sharp peaks. Park is the site of Fort McGilvray, an abandoned World War II fort, and other historical military structures. (Early in World War II, the territory of Alaska was attacked and occupied by Imperial Japanese ground forces, so Caines Head and other Resurrection Bay vantages became strategic spots for defending the Port of Seward.)
Address:c/o Kenai/PWS Area Office
PO Box 1247
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone:907-262-5581
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/caineshd.htm
Size: 5,961 acres.

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