Alaska Log Haven B&B
66486 Sterling Hwy MP118.8, Clam Gulch, Alaska, 99568, United States
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Riding Horses on the Beach
Water fall down the beach
Travel Tips for Clam Gulch
Views of Mount Redoubt
On Clear days you can see Mount Redoubt which is a 10,197 foot high Volcano. In 1989 and 1990 it sent clouds of Ash into the sky and it disrupted many airline flights in and out of Anchorage. There was some haze on our visit so it wasn't so clear. You will have to enlarge my photo in order to see the volcano.
If you would like to see Bald Eagles just search the bluffs and you can spot them. The only one that was close enough for me to photograph was this young eagle. He was down on the beach feeding on a huge King Salmon Carcass.
Clam Gulch is famous all over Alaska as a great place to dig Razor Clams!! Hence the name Clam Gulch!! hahha We missed the very low tide that is needed to either harvest the clams ourselves or watch the clam diggers in action. The Clams are about 5 " - 6 " long and are a bit tricky for the first time to dig them. You will need a clam shovels or a thing called clam tube or clam gun in order to harvest them. They are to deep and can dig deeper into the sand as they feel the vibration of you coming after them. I've only gone digging for Razors once so I'm not an expert at it!! But I know it's next to impossible to dig them with your bare hands and the top edge is quite sharp so you don't want to cut your hands trying to dig them.
To find the clams you've gotta go at a very low tide....a -3 tide or lower is best to give you more action. You then have to spot the "air hole" that the clam creates....The Clam will be 1-2 feet under this hole. You will want to dig beside the Clams airhole so you will avoid damaging it.
I've seen guys on the beach with their arms all the way into a hole trying to pull a Razor out. It's funny to see the expression on someones face when the Razor has escaped capture!! hahaha
You must have a valid Alaska Sportfishing License in order to harvest the clams. Each person is allowed 60 clams per day and you must have your own container!! These rules are strictly enforced!!
It's a great experience to try this and the clams are very tasty.
The real work begins after you've harvested the clams. You must now shuck the clams which is another technique that needs to be practiced!!
Clam Gulch Classic.......a fun Dogsled Race
If you happen to be in the area in December you can witness the Clam Gulch Classic. It's a 56 mile dogsled race. They run it in two stages so it's two days of fun! The race starts at Clam Shell Lodge. I have only read about the race but have never attended so I don't have a photo.
Check out the Commercial Salmon fishing
Along the beach you can see the different commercial salmon fisherman setting and checking their nets. They catch the fish in the nets and transfer the fish to four-wheel drive pick-up trucks on the beach. It's quite an interesting style of fishing.
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