Alaska's first state park, and only wilderness park, contains roughly
400,000 acres of mountains, glaciers, forests and ocean. The bay's
twisted rock formations are evidence of the movement of the earth's
crust. Highlighted by constantly changing weather patterns, the park's
outstanding scenery is a backdrop for high quality recreation. Park
visitors will find opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking,
camping and mountain sports.
Bay is a critical habitat area, supporting many species of marine life.
Visitors frequently observe sea otters, seals, porpoise and whales.
Intertidal zones offer natural settings for marine studies. Land mammals
include moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes and wolves. The many
species of birds that inhabit the bay, including eagles, gyrfalcons and
puffins, make it a popular area for bird watching.
camping along the shoreline and in the surrounding forests and mountains
are excellent. Above timberline, skiers and hikers will find glaciers
and snowfields stretching for miles. Special park attractions include
Grewingk Glacier, Poot Peak, China Poot Bay, Halibut Cove Lagoon, Humpy
Creek, and China Poot (Leisure) Lake.