Surprise Cove State Marine Park

Western side of the mouth of Cochrane Bay
Chugach, AK 99567

Surprise Cove State Marine Park is located on the western side of the mouth of Cochrane Bay. There are many recreational opportunities and it is one of the most popular anchorages in western PWS. The park includes forested uplands and two large lakes draining into Surprise Cove. The uplands and muskeg throughout the park provide good exploratory hiking. A short trail to North Lake can be found starting at the head of the northern bight (around the point westward of the largest camping beach). A small orange triangle with a black "T" will mark the trailhead next to a small creek. Abundant tide pool life can be found at Point Cochrane during minus tides.

- ADA Facility - No
- 2,280 Acres
- Campsites
- Toilets

- Back Country Camping
- Fishing
- Hiking
- Kayaking

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