Deep Creek

State Recreation Area

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Deep Creek

Deep Creek State Recreation Area in Cook Inlet is legendary for its halibut and king salmon runs, making the campsites in the park very much in demand. Bald eagles are visible year-round. In the month of May, sandhill cranes and other shore birds inhabit the saltwater marsh. Whales, seals and otters can be seen offshore.

Marine Services LLC, is a private company that provides tractor assisted boat launching services at Deep Creek beach under a permit issued by Alaska State Parks. This service allows recreational boaters and charter operators to launch boats into Cook Inlet. For the 2018 season, they are operating at the following times:

2018 Hours of Operation

May 1 - May 14

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 15 - May 26

6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 27 - June 30

5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

July 1 - July 31

5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

August 1 - August 13

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 14 - September 4

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

*Cost is $75.00 per launch/retrieval per boat and $750.00 for 10 launches/retrievals
$100.00 tow out vehicle within site of launch area
$100 for swamped/disabled boats

*Please Note: This information may change from season to season. Please contact Marine Services LLC for current pricing and operating schedule.
Phone: (907) 567-3526

The beaches from Clam Gulch to Ninilchik are the most popular areas for digging razor clams in Alaska. The razor clam, a filter feeder, relies on plankton for food. The life cycle of the razor clam is simple and unique. Razor clams usually reproduce first at age four to five, and live about 14 to 18 years. Reproduction is triggered when Cook Inlet waters reach a temperature of about 55 degrees Fahrenheit, usually between late July and early August.

Facilities:

★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 100 Campsites (see fee page)
★ 35' RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 15 days
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Toilets
★ Water
★ Boat Launch (see fee page)
Deep Creek Beach & Campground
Deep Creek North & South Scenic Overlook

Activities

★ ATV Riding
★ Camping
★ Clam Digging
★ Fishing
★ Picnicking

Address:
136 Sterling Highway

Driving Directions:
Take the Seward Hwy South, bear right onto the Sterling Hwy South, located at mile 136.

Deep Creek SRA Location Map