Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Travel Guide

  • Old Lookout
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    Hadji enjoying the day
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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Things to Do

  • Mark VI gun information

    The 8 inch guns that were at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie could pack quite a punch although they were never fired at an enemy. There are remains of two Mark VI 8 inch gun tubes as they were destroyed sometime after the war and left there. They were installled on special Shore mounts so they could completely rotate as they were originally...

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  • Mill Bay Salmon Migration

    If you are interested in watching the salmon migration up close and personal go to the very small stream at the left side of Mill Bay Beach. You will be amazed at the size of the salmon (Late August - September) that run up this lazy little trickle! If you get close to the stream you will be splashed from the salmon! Check out my Salmon Run...

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  • Climbing amongst the rocks

    Well I guess it's not really a must see but you can see some people climbing in the rocks but it's quite dangerous...every summer an ambulance gets called here to rescue someone!!

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Restaurants

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    Out houses

    by herzog63 Written Dec 8, 2003

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    This is where the pulic use covered picnic area is...There are 2 very nice "outhouses" Please keep them clean if you use them!! Don't throw trash into the pits! It makes it hard for the "Honeywagon" to clean them out. There is toilet paper provided but it would help the State Parks save money if you brought your own.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Nightlife

  • Northern Lights

    Miller Point is a good place to watch the Northern Lights but you will need to bring a flashlight as you will have to get away from the one street light that is there....and this means walking down a rocky trail. but your efforts could be well rewarded!! Another good spot is Mill Bay beach. Dress warm...bring a tripod for your camera...

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  • Nature Programs

    In the summer months from June until August there are Nature programs ran by the State Park people. The cover all sorts of stuff from Local Plant life, out door photography, Tidepooling tips, sea Kayaking and other interesting informational hands on shows! Save your Beer money and take in one of these cool Saturday night only shows!! They are...

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Transportation

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    Walk way

    by herzog63 Written Dec 8, 2003

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    The best way to get out and enjoy the park once you are there is to walk. As the paths are not designed for anything else. (No Motor vehicles allowed on the trails). Most of the wet spots have raised wooden walkways to help keep your feet dry.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Local Customs

  • Building castles in the sand

    I've seen some pretty cool sand castles here on Mill Bay Beach....Not this one!! haha My son and I built this one in just a few minutes.

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  • A day at the beach

    If you go to Mill Bay Beach on one of the Hot days you will be amazed at the amount of families that come here with Beach Towel in hand and bikinis on!! I've seen about 30 kids at a time swimming in the bay here. It's too cold for my old bones...I prefer the warmer waters of Lake Gertrude. I'll need to take a photo next summer of the Packed Beach!...

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  • Great family hiking!

    There are lot's of trails and none of them are more than a mile or two long. So if you have family members that want to do a hike but don't want to hike all day this is the place to do some hiking! If you bring a dog he is welcome but the park has a rule stating that dogs must be on a leash.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Warnings and Dangers

  • Fox in the camp

    Another reason to keep a clean camp is the local Fox population. They have a keen sense of smell. They won't think twice about eating any snacks that you have left around. We don't have a rabies problem here but you still don't want to get bit by one.

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  • Bears!!

    Well you won't have really worry that much about Bears in Fort Abercrombie State Park but they have been spotted here. Check around for signs like this and that will give you an idea if there have been any in the vicinity. If you camp make sure you keep a clean camp!! Don't invite disaster!

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  • Kaboom!

    Well it's not really a warning and danger. But here is VT's very own MrClay checking out one of the 8" gun tubes at Miller Point. We had a couple of nice days of sunshine and what we call "Hot" weather while he visited.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Tourist Traps

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    MrClay

    by herzog63 Written Dec 9, 2003

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    By the time I had gotten MrClay to Fort Abercrombie Historical Museum it was closed. He needed a better tour guide!! hahaha I did the best I could. Sorry Mike!

    Fun Alternatives: You'll have to come back again!!

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Off The Beaten Path

  • View from the beach

    This is the beach that is the hardest to find in the park as the access road is gated but if you are walking you can just walk around the gate...or you can take the trail that starts just to the left as you approach Lake Gertrude. If you want to get away from everyone although there is hardly ever that many people at once in the park this is the...

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  • Sunrise over the 8" gun tubes

    I'm calling this "Off the beaten path" because most people will sleep right through this time of day. But it shouldn't be missed! It is usually very quiet at this time of day. You can hear the seabirds that live in the rocky cliffs starting their day.

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  • World War II vintage culverts

    You can still find plenty of these old World War II era culverts running under the side roads. Although most of them aren't in that great of condition anymore. Of course all of the new ones are made of either metal or plastic.

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Sports & Outdoors

  • Fishing in Lake Gertrude

    There are Rainbow Trout and Grayling stocked in Lake Gertrude by the Department of Fish and Game so it is quite easy to catch your lunch! You will need very light tackle and very small spinners or single salmon eggs on a small hook for best results....If you want to fly fish you will have to wade out into the lake or use a fishing tube or canoe as...

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  • Scuba Diving

    For the hearty bunch...(tropicdiver...kenmerk) LOL You can do some Scuba diving at Mill Bay Beach or many of the other beaches around. I'm not a diver so I don't know the quality of the dives but I do see people doing it and there is a dive shop here in Kodiak. There is a funny story that goes with this photo......I noticed the guy out in the bay...

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  • Fishing at Mill Bay Beach

    From the end of July to mid September there are either Pink Salmon or Silver Salmon that return to Mill Bay. You can use a light to medium weight tackle for the the Pink Salmon as they average 3-6 Lbs each and for the Silver Salmon you will want med to heavy takle as they can run up to 20 Lbs. If you're not an angler and you would just like to...

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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Favorites

  • Theres something hidden in those...

    If you do walk along the Miller Point Coastal hike you will come across a few different Secret Bunkers that probably were manned 24 hours per day during the height of the war which put all Americans on the edge after that worst attack on US soil in it's history December 7, 1941. The one in the photo is well camoflauged with the Spruce Trees and...

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  • Fantastic photo opps....

    There are plenty of cool shots to take in and around Fort Abercrombie. One of my favorites is the loop tree. It's the remnants of tree roots that makes a very nice natural picture frame. Sadly this won't be around for to many more years it's starting to rot.

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  • Watch the fishing boats go by

    The shores of the fresh water Lake Gertrude and the salt water of the Gulf of Alaska is only separated by about 75 feet at high tide. You can hear the fishing boats as they steam by heading out to the fishing grounds. This strip of Green is the seperator of Fresh and Salt water. I'm almost postive that some of the Huge winter storms actually will...

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