Josiah P.
Searcy, AR
Joined August 2018
St. James State Marine Park

St. James State Marine Park is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Juneau and 45 miles south of Haines. The park encompasses St. James Bay, Boat harbor, and continues north up the valley which drains the area. The area has abundant protected anchorages, concentrations of fish and wildlife, and beach landing areas.

The average temperatures in the summer are in the 60's, rare highs hitting 80, which I was blessed to experience. Have warm clothing and quality rain gear, as inclement weather can set in quickly and last for days. Snow can begin to accumulate as early as October.

The recreational use of St. James Bay is extremely high. The bay, easily accessed by small boat from the Amalga Harbor boat launch, Auke Bay, or Juneau, is a popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and big game hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping.

Beautiful Camping on the Cove

The protected cove with a nice pebble beach is frequently used as a picnic site for those using small water craft as well as hikers and folks who like to fish from the rocks for salmon and char from April through October. Sleeps a max of 6 with a max stay of 3 consecutive nights. Cabins are not furnished with mattresses. Summer access: by foot or by small boats. The foot trail begins at Point Bridget State Park Trailhead parking area at Mile 39 Glacier Highway. The trail is 3.75 miles to the cabin. Winter access: the same trail is open in the winter. Visitors can ski or snowshoe the first 2.5 miles, but no ATV's or other motorized vehicles are allowed. Primary heat at the cabin is kerosene with an emergency wood-stove.

Amazing Views of Lynn Canal

This cabin is at the end of the road going North of Juneau. The cabin is not furnished with mattresses & sleeps a max of 8 for a max of 3 nights. Summer access by foot or boat (can haul onto a rocky beach). The foot trail begins at Point Bridget State Park Trailhead parking area at Mile 39 Glacier Highway. The trail is 3.4 miles to the cabin. Winter access: the same trail is open in the winter. Visitors can ski or snowshoe in, but no ATV's or other motorized vehicles are allowed. Primary heat at the cabin is kerosene with an emergency woodstove.

Beautiful Camping on a Glacial Creek

Epic access to Lynn Canal & Cowee Creek. Brown Bears & Moose have moved back into the area after an absense of several decades. Beautiful Wildflowers abound in late-Spring - early-Summer.

The Cabin is 12' X 16' with room for a maximum of 8 people & a maximum stay of 3 consecutive nights. $50 per night. Cabins are not furnished with mattresses. Summer access: by foot or by small boats (can haul onto a beach). The foot trail begins at Point Bridget State Park Trailhead parking area at Mile 39 Glacier Highway. The trail is 2.5 miles to the cabin. Winter access: the same trail is open in the winter. Visitors can ski or snowshoe in, but no ATV's or other motorized vehicles are allowed. Primary heat at the cabin is kerosene with an emergency woodstove. It is recommended the user bring a minimum of 1 gallon of kerosene per day to supply heat for the cabin (2 gallons per night in the winter). The fuel storage tank for the stove is on the rear of the cabin. Water supply is from the creek. Please purify before using. GPS 058° 40' 20.48"N, 134° 57' 47.18"W.

Epic Moorage for Camping & Hiking

With small to medium vessel anchorage just 8 miles South of Ketchikan, this is a conveniently located & beautiful getaway. Enjoy hiking Black Mountain Trail from shore.

Epic Access to the Forest & S. Lynn Canal

Rugged & Beautiful! I was able to moore off-shore to enjoy hiking in the forest in addition to fishing & crabbing. This is a fantastic location & is nearing the end of the road North of Juneau, just past St. Terese.

Amazing Hikes in the Upper Olympic Mountains

Amazing Campsite with access to overlooks of Blue Glacier, great views, & wildlife. Plan for snow in late Fall & early Spring. There are several great hikes near this campround, I highly recommend it to those ready for an adventure.

Beautiful Sol Duc River

Ample opportunities to view waterfalls, beautiful Sol Duc River, & wildlife. If you want an industrialized visit you can stat at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. Alternatively there are hike in hot springs above the Elwha River.

If you hike in quietly, you have the opportunity to see Blacktail Deer & Roosevelt Elk.

Beautiful Rainforest Campground adjacent to the Elwha River

The Dams on the Elwha River (Elwha in 2011 & Glines in 2014) were both removed in what currently stands as the largest river restoration project in the US (the Klamath is soon to follow). Epic hikes to waterfalls, the river, & hot springs are within a short distance from this campground.

Humes Cabin, adjacent to the campground, stands as an inukshuk to those seeking adventure, he lived here in between his journey to the Klondike.

In the early 1940s, Herb Cristler settled into the cabin at Humes Ranch with his bride, Lois, while they filmed wildlife for what became Disney’s "Olympic Elk" film. Since acquiring the property from Peninsula Plywood, the NPS has restored the cabin, conforming to its original appearance and with much of the original materials. Wood deterioration, however, is occurring, as a result of the moist Olympic Peninsula.

Beautiful Lakeside Campground

Neighboring Lake Crescent, Fairholme includes lakeside campsites and a nearby boat launch. The views of the lake are spectacular. Note that site access is only first come first served.

Beautiful Forest, nearby creeks, waterfalls, & lake

Tranquil campground ⛺️. Lake 22 is a great hike not far from this campground. Salmon Berries abound in late Summer. Great spot to soak in the forest.

Beautiful Tongass National Forest

Beautiful forest & not far from Ward Lake. Conveniently near Ketchikan, 7 miles north of downtown, & just 4 miles north of the State ferry terminal. The campground is on Signal Creek & Ward Lake. Ward Lake used to have amazing fishing before a now defunct dam was placed on the creek. Hopefully it will be removed & the amazing runs of salmon will return!

Beautiful camping area & hike

The Bessie Creek Trailhead & Camping Area is near the end of the road North of Juneau. Beautiful wildlife, water, & forest! If you are up for a creekside hike, Cowee Creek is not far from this site.

Conveniently located & Beautiful

Easy access to epic beauty from the airport. The glacier brings the temperature down significantly from the surrounding area ❄️ All of the campsites are furnished with picnic tables, tent pads & fire rings with grills. Water faucets & accessible vault toilets are provided, as are two accessible flush toilets and shower facilities. A dump station & trash dumpster are located on-site.

Beautiful River & Streams in the N. Cascades

Camp, hike, forage, & fish along the river & its tributaries. Self-Pay camp fee $7.00/night. Sauk Park Campground located just 12.8 miles north of Darrington on the Concrete-Sauk Valley Road. The 40 acre Skagit County park is adjacent to Sauk River and a short distance from the Illabot Creek Road and Slide Lake Trail , close to Suiattle River Road Rec Area and the Mountain Loop Highway. to the south.

Beautiful Mendenhall Glacier, Lake, & River

Explore the lake via kayak, hike the short park trails, explore the far side of the lake - this is a great spot just minutes from the Juneau Airport. Before you go: you must reserve a spot online in advance & spots tend to fill up quickly in July & August.

Beautiful Orcas Island

Located on Orcas Island, you need to take the ferry from the mainland. The interior of the island is beautiful & blacktail deer abound. Hike Mt. Constitution, the highest point in the San Juan Islands. We got to see an otter at Cascade Lake.

Epic Island

Amazingly beautiful & rugged island. Experiences with wildlife here are epically fulfilling.

Berries & Views

Fantastic berry picking & great views (when there is no smoke).

Spectacular views & a refreshing escape from Summer heat

Spectacular views & a refreshing escape from Summer heat. The fresh glacier water is amazing. Be ready for steep climbs & to get technical if you want to summit Baker or Shuckson.