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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Kodiak Region

Buskin River State Recreation Site

Buskin River SRS Beach

Facilities

★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 168 Acres
★ 15 Campsites - (see fee page)
★ 40' RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 14 days
★ Picnic sites
★ Toilets -
★ Water -
★ Picnic Shelters -

Activities

★ Fishing
★ Camping
★ Day Use
★ Biking
★ Hiking
★ Cross-Country Skiing
★ Berry Picking
★ Beach Combing

Buskin River State Recreation Site borders the Buskin River and is near the state airport. The Buskin River is one of the most productive fisheries on the Kodiak road system. Visitors from around the world visit this river to fish for sockeye and coho salmon. For those that like to hike or mountain bike, there are old military roads connecting WWII structures hidden in the spruce forest on the north side of the park. Visitors can expect to see a variety of birds and wildlife including brown bears, eagles, harlequin ducks, and harbor seals. Most camping sites are suitable for RVs and there is an RV overflow area. Camping sites are available on a first come first serve basis. There are two picnic shelters and a handicapped-accessible fishing platform located nearby the river.

Buskin River SRS also has two picnic pavilions available for reservation:

The Ben Aure picnic shelter has six picnic tables, a fire ring, a charcoal grill, and a nearby outhouse, and can accommodate up to 50 people. The $5 per vehicle day-use fee or annual vehicle decal applies to all vehicles. Parking in area parking lots only - NO PARKING ON ROADSIDES; improperly parked vehicles may be cited or towed at owner's expense.
Make a reservation for the Ben Aure picnic shelter

The Buskin Beach Picnic Shelter has six tables, a firering, a charcoal grill, and a nearby outhouse and can accommodate up to 50 people. The $5 per vehicle day-use fee or annual vehicle decal applies to all vehicles. Parking in area parking lots only - NO PARKING ON ROADSIDES, vehicles may be cited or towed at owner's expense.
Make a reservation for the Buskin Beach picnic shelter

Address:
4.5 West Rezanof Drive.

Driving Directions:
Buskin is located on the Kodiak road system and is a short drive from both downtown and the airport. To reach the Park from the Kodiak State Airport, turn right onto Rezanof Drive. Follow Rezanof for .7 miles. Turn right at the Park sign. If beginning from the ferry dock, go west on Center Street, make a left onto Rezanof Drive. Follow for 4.1 miles. Turn left at the Park sign.

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