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Blind Slough Recreation Area

Blind Slough Recreation Area Review

This recreation area includes a number of sites scattered along the Mitkof Highway 15–20 miles south of Petersburg. Blind River Rapids Trail is a wheelchair-accessible 1-mile boardwalk that leads to a three-sided shelter overlooking the river—one of Southeast's most popular fishing spots—before looping back through the muskeg. Not far away is a bird-viewing area where several dozen trumpeter swans spend the winter. In summer you're likely to see many ducks and other waterfowl. At Mile 18 the state-run Crystal Lake Hatchery releases thousands of king and coho salmon each year. The kings return in June and July, the coho in August and September. Nearby is a popular picnic area. Four miles south of the hatchery is a Forest Service campground.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Petersburg, AK | Map It
  • Phone: 907/772–3871
  • Location: Petersburg
Updated: 06-12-2013

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