Seward, AK: Resurrection Bay Paddle

Paddle past glacier-covered peaks and lush mountainsides on this 6.5-mile out-and-back that visits a small beach in Resurrection Bay.
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Paddle past glacier-covered peaks and lush mountainsides on this 6.5-mile out-and-back that visits a small beach in Resurrection Bay.

Explore the wooded coastline of Resurrection Bay—and picnic on a small, rocky beach—during this picturesque, 6.5-mile paddle in Seward. From Lowell Point, just south of Seward, paddle south through the finger-shaped bay. Glacier-scraped peaks rise in every direction. After 1.1 miles, Tonsina Creek flows into the bay on the right. Steer your boat to the confluence, and if the water levels are high enough, paddle up the creek for a half-mile out-and-back. Next, continue paddling south another 1.8 miles to a small beach tucked between steep, wooded hillsides. Park your kayak and enjoy the views. Follow the same route back.
-Mapped by Kim Phillips

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.5

Waypoints

RES001

Location: 60.066302, -149.439629

From the ramp on Beach Drive in Lowell Point, paddle south into Resurrection Bay, paralleling the wooded coastline.

RES002

Location: 60.05006, -149.439254

Steer your boat to the confluence of Tonsina Creek and Resurrection Bay. If water levels are high enough in the creek, paddle upstream for a half-mile out-and-back.

RES003

Location: 60.027144, -149.43611

This small beach tucked between steep, wooded hillsides is the perfect place to grab a snack and enjoy the views. Follow the same route back to the start point.

Paddling in Resurrection Bay

Location: 60.062121, -149.440799

Sea Kayakers in Resurrection Bay

Location: 60.059143, -149.441013

Paddling in Resurrection Bay

Location: 60.053403, -149.440327

Tonsina Creek

Location: 60.049525, -149.44876

Tonsina Creek

Location: 60.049718, -149.446442

Paddlers in Resurrection Bay

Location: 60.052588, -149.439983

Small Beach in Resurrection Bay

Location: 60.027149, -149.435982

Small Beach in Resurrection Bay

Location: 60.027095, -149.435917

Views across the Bay

Location: 60.027026, -149.435863

Coastline

Location: 60.026956, -149.435788