Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park has unique natural and historical features that make it a popular camping site. The 221-acre park, named after William R. Abercrombie, an Alaskan explorer and US Army officer, is situated on the eastern side of Kodiak Island, Alaska. The WW2 installations found in the park are the most prominent landmarks, but its spruce forests, lush meadows and bluffs, as well as the rocky coastline and ocean bays paint a picturesque image that takes your breath away.
The WW2 historic walking tour will teach you about the park history while you take in the beautiful scenery of mountain landscapes in the distance. Those fond of fishing will enjoy Lake Gertrude as it's full of trout, while wildlife lovers will enjoy wildlife and birdwatching tours. Other fun things to do include picnicking and hiking, marine and wildlife spotting, and sports like volleyball and surfing are available too.
If you opt for a picnic (or BBQ and grilling), you’ll have access to a fire ring and charcoal grill, and a picnic pavilion area featuring six tables that can be reserved in advance. This is a pet-friendly location, but it does have some rules about your canine friend: while you don’t have to pay any additional fees for bringing your dog, you’ll have to keep them leashed and clean up after them. Bears tend to visit the park during berry season, so make sure your dog is safely leashed during these times too.
While the 8 available campsites are primarily aimed at tent camping, there are also 5 RV campsites available that can hold a smaller number of vehicles. The camping fee is $15, and the parking fee is $5 per day, but there are no additional fees for your dog. Plus, you can stay in the camping areas for up to a week. With 7 miles of hiking trails that lead you through beautiful scenery and historical WW2 sites, Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park can be the perfect camping spot for you and your dog!