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Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

1400 Abercrombie Dr, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-7153
+1 907-269-8700
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So interesting even if you're not a fan of military history

This is a spectacularly beautiful park if you just want to hike. Because of its location you go... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Follync
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Walkabout on Kodiak

Between travel jaunts we had the chance to hike through Fort Abercrombie and see the remains of the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
kingpls
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Montville, New Jersey
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park preserves and protects historical structures, and provides a variety of recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and paddling.
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1400 Abercrombie Dr, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-7153
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"moss covered trees"
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"easy hiking"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"fair weather"
in 2 reviews
"bring a picnic lunch"
in 2 reviews
"see whales"
in 7 reviews
"ranger station"
in 3 reviews
"wildflower meadow"
in 4 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 2 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 3 reviews
"wwii"
in 24 reviews
"bunker"
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"forest"
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"gertrude"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spectacularly beautiful park if you just want to hike. Because of its location you go from deep forest to ocean views and back again in a fairly short distance. Beautiful coves and views out to open water. Well maintained trails that seem...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Between travel jaunts we had the chance to hike through Fort Abercrombie and see the remains of the military presence of WWII. From the heights we could see whales spouting offshore and many different bird species. No difficult hiking here and plenty to see.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

After my first visit to Kodiak I knew I had to go back. This trip I had a chance to spend some time outdoors. I actually went to Abercrombie every day of my visit and never walked the same trail. This historical park is absolutely...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Very educational place. Beautiful views. Trails to walk and picnic tables to eat at and enjoy. Loved the view of the ocean. Wasn't A lot of people. You must purchase day park pass at entrance I think $3-$5 I can't remember not much.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This fort sits on top of a mountain overlooking the beautiful ocean, what an awesome view. the museum was also very informative.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Beautiful place to take a hike or bring a picnic lunch and spend the day just relaxing and enjoying the views. Don't forget your camera.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautiful day in Kodiak, the sun was shining and temperature was perfect for a day of hiking the trails. Very well maintained paths. Offered something for everyone- the beach, swimming hole, beautiful coastline views and WWII bunkers. The forest was magical with the green moss...More

1  Thank IsabellaKY63
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

My wife and I hiked through Fort Abercrombie and were in awe of the cliffside views, the beauty of Gertrude Lake, the beauty of the black sand/rock beaches and the WW2 history. We hiked Mill Bay overlook, Piedmont Point, around the tip of Lake Gertrude,...More

1  Thank beasleyaw
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a wonderful place to explore. You have outstanding views of the ocean plus a small museum of war memorabilia. The forest, however, is one of the best parts of this State Park. The trees are covered with moss which makes them picture perfect...More

1  Thank M N
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is endless in history, trails and beauty. Incredible artifacts from WWII. Nature, science and wild flower trails. When taking the trails look for painted rocks that you can either keep or re-hide. Turn the rock over for posting instructions.The view is absolutely breathtaking....More

1  Thank Kim T
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Julie G
5 September 2017|
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Response from beasleyaw | Reviewed this property |
No. It depends on how far you enjoy walking. The cruise dock is about 1.5 miles south of the town of Kodiak, and Fort Abercrombie is about 4 miles northwest of the center of Kodiak. It would be a long walk!
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Adam B
16 March 2017|
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Response from Alanhimmelstein | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September and saw no bears in the park. There are many on Kodiak Island but they generally stay away from humans unless you get between a momma and her cubs! We hiked almost 8 miles in and around the park... More
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