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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles

Southeast Region

Old Sitka State Historical Park

Old Sitka State Historical Park


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 212 Acres
★ Toilets -
★ Trails -
★ Historical features -
★ Boat Launch (see fee page)

Useful Information

More Information - Interpretive Panels

Old Sitka State Historical Park


★ Fishing
★ Historical site
★ Trails

In the early 1800s, Russians built a settlement at this site along Starrigavan Bay. Today, the site is designated as Old Sitka State Historical Park. Located 7 miles north of downtown Sitka, this park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. This site has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and interpretive panels provide information about the history of this site. A public use boat launch and dock allow boaters to access ocean waters north of Sitka. The Forest Muskegs trail is a 1.25 mile barrier free trail (maximum 12% grade) with a self guiding brochure that has information about the natural and cultural history of this area. The Mosquito Cove trail (1.5 miles long) provides an opportunity to hike along Starrigavan Bay and Mosquito Cove in the coastal spruce and hemlock forest. Old Sitka State Historical Park is located within walking distance of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal and the US Forest Service Starrigavan Campground.

7.5 Halibut Point Road

Driving Directions:
From Airport - Airport Rd turn left on Harbor Road, stay to the right. Cross over bridge, keep on Harbor Road, turns into Lake Street, and then into Halibut Point Road. Located at milepost 7.5 Halibut 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."

Accessibility Notice

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