Eagle Beach

Brochure

brochure Eagle Beach - Brochure
© John Hyde / alaskastock.com For More Information Park Address: Mile 29, Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK Southeast Area Park Headquarters: 400 Willoughby Avenue Juneau, AK 99811-1071 Background photo of Dunlin and Western Sandpiper Courtesy of Chuck Young, USF&WS Alaska State Parks Eagle Beach State Recreation Area surrounds the Methodist Camp. In the early 1950s, a small committee from Juneau-area Methodist churches received a permit to build a camp. Students from across the lower 48 states and local volunteers constructed a small building, tent frames, trails, and bridges and the camp opened in 1955. The camp was established to provide a facility for residents and visitors who want to enjoy the natural environment of southeast Alaska. For additional information visit www.alaskastateparks.org Park History Welcome to Eagle Beach State Recreation Area (907) 465-4563 In 1996, Governor Tony Knowles signed an executive order establishing the 570-acre Eagle Beach State Recreation Area. The Eagle Beach Picnic Area, formerly managed by the U.S. Forest Service, was added to the state recreation area in 2007. In 1996, Governor Tony Knowles signed an executive order establishing the 570-acre Eagle Beach State Recreation Area. The Eagle Beach Picnic Area, formerly managed by the U.S. Forest Service, was added to the state recreation area in 2007. Eagle Beach State Recreation Area surrounds the Methodist Camp. In the early 1950s, a small committee from Juneau-area Methodist churches received a permit to build a camp. Students from across the lower 48 states and local volunteers constructed a small building, tent frames, trails, and bridges and the camp opened in 1955. The camp was established to provide a facility for residents and visitors who want to enjoy the natural environment of southeast Alaska. State Recreation Area (907) 465-4563 Southeast Area Park Headquarters: 400 Willoughby Avenue Juneau, AK 99811-1071 Park Address: Mile 29, Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK For More Information Park History Eagle Beach Background photo of Dunlin and Western Sandpiper Courtesy of Chuck Young, USF&WS © John Hyde / alaskastock.com For additional information visit www.alaskastateparks.org Welcome to Area Highlights Welcome Day-Use Areas Eagle Beach Picnic Area Eagle Beach State Recreation Area, located at the The Eagle Beach Picnic Area can be accessed from encompasses approximately 600 acres and includes a campground, two day-use areas, and an extensive trail system. Hiking, skiing, biking, wildlife viewing, camping, and picnicking are a few of the activities you can enjoy. The main day-use area is fully accessible with a quartermile paved trail and viewing scopes. Several trails and a white sand beach with an expansive intertidal area make for great beach combing and bird and sea life watching. and a covered shelter are available for picnicking near Alaska State Parks Camping The Eagle Beach Campground has 26 campsites, including three walk-in sites. Potable water can be obtained from the campground host site and restroom facilities are available nearby. Outer Beach Area This is a great place for lunch on the beach where you can use the picnic shelter or one of the picnic tables. Enjoy spectacular views of the Chilkat Mountains during lunch and comb the sandy beach for seashells, colorful sea glass, and drift wood afterwards. Watch in spring and fall as they journey north to breeding grounds or south to wintering grounds. Dog owners should be careful not to allow their dogs to harrass the birds. Trails Eagle Beach State Recreation Area has numerous trails for people of all abilities. Take a leisurely stroll along the Loop Trail or spend a day exploring the Amalga Trail that leads to a cabin in the Eagle River Valley. Explore the centerfold map for detailed information about the area’s trails. in e N Eagle River Old Growth Forest wa st o Hi k Ba ee A ma lg Ya n Eagle Beach State Recreation Area ric ig h cier) H (Gla s in T rail ( no al i Follow trail to public-use cabin d) Tongass National Forest tm ain ta Vet eran ’s Me m or Beaver Ponds y Loop rail aT Trail Her b iver Herb e Tid Eagle R Eagle Beach Picnic Area Trail R oa al Flats ke Park Host d Property line h Access Trail er Beac Park boundary Roads Windf all L a Outer Beach Picnic Area LEGEND rt Ri v Favorite Channel Methodist Camp k ree yC da tur Loop Trail Sa Rain Forest Bog (Wetlands) ert Gl ac i er Follow trail to public-use cabin il Tra Parking Restroom out Beach Trail Boy Sc Tidal Flats Picnic shelter a Tid Picnic table l Fl ats Camping Park Host 0 0.25 0.5 Hiking Tid a Boy Scout Camp lF Skiing lat s Accessible Information City and Borough of Juneau Kayak/canoe launch Public-use cabin 0 0.25 0.5 Trail Descriptions Loop Trail Access: Main entrance parking area Travel Means: Foot, wheelchair Distance: 1.8-mile loop Cross the Saturday Creek walking bridge and follow the trail that leads to the campground. Numerous ecosystems occur along this short, accessible trail including open meadow, old-growth forest, wetland, and early summer and the brightly colored berries that follow. Look for porcupines, squirrels, and other signs of wildlife, but please be bear aware since bears frequent this area. p Harbor Seal Pu rd of Kerry Howa Photo courtesy Access: Via the Loop or Amalga trailheads Travel Means: Foot Distance: 6 miles This trail is the old tram route and is not maintained. Hikers can follow the Yankee Basin Trail for about four miles to the pass, but beyond this, the route is Chocolate Lily Photo courtesy of Kerry Howard Cross-Country Ski Trail Access: Mile 28.1 of the Glacier Highway or via the Loop Trail Travel Means: Foot Distance: 11.2 miles 7.5 miles leading to the U.S. Forest Service Eagle Glacier cabin are well maintained. Access: Main entrance parking area Travel Means: Foot, ski Distance: 1.3 miles Lesser Yellowlegs Park Fees One-day Parking: NO FEE Overnight Camping: $10/day. There is a seven-day camping limit. Shelters: $25/day to reserve. Picnic area and shelters are closed daily from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Park Rules • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on trails • Fireworks are prohibited • Fires are allowed in authorized structures only • Disturbing or damaging natural objects is prohibited round. The trail winds through old-growth forest and offers occasional views of Eagle River. • Permits are required for groups of more than 20 persons Beach Access Trail This trail parallels the Glacier Highway for half of its length. Views of the Eagle River and a salt marsh estuary, at the mouth of the river, reward visitors walking this trail. Waterfowl are plentiful, and in late Photos not credited are courtesy of Alaska State Parks employees rd This trail is maintained for skiing when there is Access: Main entrance parking area Travel Means: Foot Distance: 0.7 mile Salmonberries of Kerry Howa Outer Eagle Beach Yankee Basin Trail Amalga Trail Shooting Star Photo courtesy chum salmon. Be bear aware! Park Tips • Be prepared for rain and soft, wet ground • Boil or treat water before drinking, or bring your own drinking water • Bear encounters are common, make noise and give them space • Pack out your trash • Please help protect shorebirds by keeping dogs under control at all times; do not allow dogs to disturb or chase birds or other wildlife

also available

National Parks
USFS NW