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STARRIGAVAN CAMPSITES, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewStarrigavan Campsites lie within Starrigavan Recreation Area about seven miles north of Sitka. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, fishing and kayaking. Starrigavan Recreation Area. The campsites are accessible only by the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) or by airplane. Learn more about the campsites here.
The campsites are situated within a typical temperate rainforest of hemlock and spruce trees with salmonberry bushes, low shurbs and mosses covering the forest floor.
Hiking, picnicking and kayaking are popular pursuits at Starrigavan. Visitors also enjoy fishing in saltwater and freshwater areas. Many bird and wildlife viewing opportunities exist. Hiking options include the Estuary Life Boardwalk Trail, Forest and Muskeg Trail, the Mosquito Cove Trail and numerous intertwining path and roadways of the recreation area.
This primitive camping area is fully accessible and offers a variety of accommodations, including group tent sites, individual campsites (both drive in, hike in, only one pull through) and Starrigavan Creek Cabin. Several sites overlook Starrigavan Bay; others are close to Starrigavan Creek. Maximum RV length accommodated to 38 feet.
The State of Alaska's Old Sitka State Historic Site is nearby. Visitors can take half or full-day kayak trips to Katlian Bay and Siginaka Islands.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Starrigavan Recreation Area is located 7 miles northeast of Sitka at the end of Halibut Point Road and 3/4 mile from the local Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal. There are no roads to Sitka. Access is via the Alaska Marine Highway or Alaska Airlines.
Upon exiting the Ferry Terminal parking lot, turn left. Estuary and Backpackers Loop are the last right hand turn before the end of the highway. Bayside Loop is the last left hand turn before the end of the highway.
From the airport, go across Japonski Bridge to downtown Sitka. Take Halibut Point Road north 7 miles to Starrigavan Recreation Area.
Mailing Address:STARRIGAVAN CAMPSITES
204 SIGINAKA WAY
SITKA AK 99835
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)747-6671