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Captain Cook State Park

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ID 11375

Captain Cook State Recreation Area offers a variety of recreation activities, from canoeing and boating on Stormy Lake to beach combing on Cook Inlet’s tide-swept shores, bird watching, berry picking, and wildlife observation. The beaches are popular with agate hunters.

Anglers may enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and silver salmon in Swanson River as well as rainbows and arctic char in Stormy Lake. Current fishing regulations will give complete information on seasons and limits. Winter visitors enjoy ice fishing on Stormy Lake.

Wildlife you may see during your visit includes moose, bear, coyote, wolves, Beluga whales, harbor seals, beaver, muskrat, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, arctic and common loons, golden-eye ducks, mergansers, thrushes, warblers, and jays.

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City Nikiski
State Alaska
Latitude 60.7829484000
Longitude -151.0564326000
Trails Bishops Creek
Map Zoom Level 12
Trail Area Features
Ambassador 1613
Driving Directions

Drive all the way to the end of the Kenai Spur Highway and you will enter the State Park Area.

Area Highlights Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing
Area Highlight Notes
Cell Service
Water Fountains No
Emergency Support No
Rangers No
Stroller Friendly No
Parking Lot
ADA Accessible No
Pet Friendly No
Zero-Landfill Park No
Nearby Convenience Store No
Daily Fee $0.00
Calendar Venue ID
Is there a fee? No
Fee Notes