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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Kenai River

Kenai Region

Lowell Point State Recreation Site

Lowell Point State Recreation Site


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 19 Acres
★ Toilets -


★ Camping
★ Fishing
★ Trails

The 4.5 mile coastal trail leads from Lowell Point to the recreation area, ending at North Beach. A portion of this trail can be hiked only at low tide. Historic trails following old army roads take hikers to Fort McGilvray and on to South Beach.

There is a parking area at Lowell Point, south of Seward. It is important to time your trip around the tides.

The three mile stretch of beach between Tonsina Point and North Beach can be hiked only during very low tide.

Leave Seward at least two hours before low tide to avoid becoming stranded along the way. The 4.5 mile trip takes the average hiker two to three hours. Most hikers to North Beach stay overnight. Plan to stay at least until the next low tide. Please respect private property. The land along both sides of the first mile of the Coastal Trail is private property. Please stay on the designated trail.

See latest bulletin:
Lowell Point Bulletin Lowell Point Bulletin 2

Mile 2 Lowell Point Road

Driving Directions:
Take the Seward Hwy South. Where the Hwy forks, keep to the left towards Seward. Pass through town, turn right on Railway Ave. Railway Avenue turns into Lowell Point Road. Located at milepost 2 on Lowell Point Road.

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."

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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700