Kayak Island State Marine Park

Gulf of Alaska some 50 miles SE of Cordova
Chugach, AK 99567


Kayak Island lies in the Gulf of Alaska some 50 miles southeast of Cordova. Few people visit this site due to the exposed shores and bad weather. The island is famed for being the site where the first European, Georg Steller, set foot in Alaska on July 1741. The marine park encompasses the approximate landing site of the Bering Expedition. Steller found a native camp, but no natives, and "exchanged some goods", leaving some European items and taking some native items.

- Historic Sites
- Fishing
- Boating
- Camping

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Chugiak
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner