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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Kenai River

Kenai Region

Thumb Cove State Marine Park

Thumb Cove State Marine Park

Facilities

★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 720 Acres
★ Campsites
★ Camping Limit - No
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Toilets
Cabins (2) -

Activities

★ Cabins
★ Backcountry Camping
★ Fishing
★ Kayaking

Thumb Cove State Marine Park is located approximately nine miles south of Seward on the east side of Resurrection Bay. The park's 720 acres include the southeast shoreline of the cove; a long beach of fine to medium sand and beach cobble; forested uplands of spruce, hemlock and alder; and most of the waters of Thumb Cove. Perhaps the most striking geologic feature in the area is Porcupine Glacier, towering above the park and providing a dramatic backdrop to this popular marine destination.

Thumb Cove SMP is a favorite stop for Seward's recreational boaters and camping is popular along the beaches. Fishing for salmon is a favorite activity during the various runs, and Thumb Cove offers good protection from the often unstable weather of Resurrection Bay. Fresh water is available from a stream flowing from Porcupine Glacier. Thumb Cove SMP has two public use cabins for rent. One of these is wheelchair accessible. Two mooring buoys are located within the park; one in front of each public use cabin.

Address:
No road access

Driving Directions:
Located approximately nine miles south of Seward on the east side of Resurrection Bay.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907