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Starrigavan Recreation Area

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Easy Hike, accessibly to all

The Starrigavan Rec Area has 2 hiking trails--Ben Grussendorf trail and Mosquito Cove Trail. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sitka, Alaska
Best of both worlds

The hiking trail highlights two of Sitka's amazing offerings, rain forest and sea. We were lucky... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Chisholm, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Starrigavan Rec Area has 2 hiking trails--Ben Grussendorf trail and Mosquito Cove Trail. There are camp sites and day picnic sites available. Located along the shoreline, its a great place to look at sealife and enjoy the outdoors.

Thank sitkabob
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The hiking trail highlights two of Sitka's amazing offerings, rain forest and sea. We were lucky enough to hike during low tide and spent as much time on the beach looking at star fish, crabs, shells, and jelly fish as we did hiking the trail!...More

Thank kejsod
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a not so well known place for visitors. It is however a great place to watch the Pink Salmon start their (August) journey up a small creek. The Pink Salmon stack up in the waters waiting for the rain and water to rise....More

Thank jimwlakeforest
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We always take a trip here when in town. They have a great boardwalk that goes thru a wetland area. You will see salmon in the creek for most of the summer months and a occasional bear.

Thank eatintheclaw
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The first thing we did after arriving was go to the end of the road... and walk the nature trail at Starrigavan. Good signage and so much to see! Listen and watch for birds too. (Next, we went to the other end of the road....14...More

Thank SaraM9091
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This area is about 7 miles north of town. There is a wonderful loop trail that leads uphill through the rain forest over an excellent path that includes a series of stairs and back down to a pretty cove. I'm a senior citizen in pretty...More

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We camped at one of the beach spots for three nights during our stay in Sitka. The campground hosts were amazing! We really enjoyed talking to them. This place is a birders paradise!

Thank Sanjana G
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the cabin for 2 nights. It was beautiful. We hiked the estuary trail and the muskeg trail and they were amazing.

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Nice trail entirely on a boardwalk. It was a rainy day during our visit, but it was still a lovely spot. We saw heron, ducks and swans. This was an easy walk with informational placards and seating along the way.

Thank Tami S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Campsites have nice vegetation between neighbors so you have privacy. We were there in late August and there were few other campers. Friendly and helpful campground host. Great boardwalk trail around the estuary. Other trails too. Camping for hikers, tenters and smaller RVs. No utilities...More

Thank mmcgilligan2017
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