St. James Bay State Marine Park
St. James State Marine Park is located approximately 35 miles northwest
of Juneau and 45 miles south of Haines. The park encompasses St. James
Bay, Boat harbor, and continues north up the valley which drains the
area. The area has abundant protected anchorages, concentrations of
fish and wildlife, and beach landing areas.
The average temperatures in the summer are in the 60's, rare highs hitting 80. High humidity and a high average rainfall make for a wet environment. The average rainfall is from 60-90 inches annually. Have warm clothing and quality rain gear, as inclement weather can set in quickly and last for days. Snow can begin to accumulate as early as October.
The recreational use of St. James Bay is extremely high. The bay, easily accessed by small boat from the Amalga Harbor boat launch, Auke Bay, or Juneau, is a popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and big game hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping. Access by float plane is also readily available. There is also a Public-Use Cabin available through Reserve America.
Near the Chilkat Peninsula on the west side of Lynn Canal
No Road Access