Pasagshak State Recreational Site
The Pasagshak River, the outlet to Lake Rose Tead, is approximately three miles long and empties into salt water at the head of Pasagshak Bay. Pasagshak River is considered one of the outstanding sport fishing streams on Kodiak Island and provides thousands of man-hours of angling annually for Dolly Varden, sockeye, pink, chum, and silver salmon. Besides seasonal salmon runs, Pasagshak Bay and area supports a rich and varied constellation of land, coastal and marine wildlife, including brown bear, whales, seals, dolphins, sea bird colonies, eagles, over wintering waterfowl, shrimp and crab. The bay is fished by commercial purse seiners.
Pasagshak River State Recreation Site was created in 1980 to provide public access to the lower section of Pasagshak River for sport fishing, camping, and picnicking. It is the only designated park land outside of the immediate city area, which is located on a road, within an hours drive from Kodiak. The road is one of the very few roads on the island and it has picturesque and dramatic scenery along the way and especially at the park site itself.
Camping at Pasagshak is on a first come first serve basis. The campground is undeveloped with a hand-pump well for drinking water and three latrines. Visitors are expected to take out their trash when they leave.
Staring March 1st, 2016 Day use parking fees will be in effect for Ft. Abercrombie SHP, Buskin River SRS, and Pasagshak SRS at the rate of $5 per day or $50 for an annual pass good at all State Park locations.
In addition, Camping Fees will be in effect for Pasagshak SRS at the rate of $15 per site.
- ADA Facility - Yes
- 25 Acres
- (6) Tent Campsites
- (6) 40' RV size limit parking sites
- Camping Limit - 7 nights
- Toilets -
- Picnic Sites
- (4) Picnic Shelters
- Day Use
- Beach Combing
20 Pasagshak River Road
Take Rezanof Drive West to the Chiniak Hwy. to the Saltery Cove Road to Bezonoe Road, right on Pasagshak Road. Park entrance on left at milepost 20 of the Pasagshak Road.