Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park is a 182-acre park situated three miles north of Kodiak, Alaska. The park became a park unit of the Alaska State Park System in 1969. Fort Abercrombie was included on the National Register of Historic Places on October 27, 1970, and the park became a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
Fort Abercrombie is well known for its natural beauty and well-developed trail systems. The park, however, is most popular for the remains of a World War II coastal defense installation in the area. Visitors can walk past concrete bunkers and feast their eyes on gun emplacements. Visitors can also learn a thing or two about Alaska?s history during World War II.
Fort Abercrombie offers lots of fun-filled activities for everyone. The park?s hiking trails are a favorite with the visiting crowd, since these trails wind around some scenic sites in the park. The hiking trails are fit for people of all levels. The park also has a handicap-accessible trail.
Fort Abercrombie features Lake Gertrude. Visitors can swim and fish in the lake. The lake is also stocked with landlocked salmon and rainbow trout.
In Fort Abercrombie, camping is one of the most popular activities. The park has a total of thirteen campsites, but only five campsites have a drive-up parking. For the other campsites, visitors have to take a short hike before they can unload their gear. Every campsite is supplied with a picnic table and fire ring. The park provides clean toilets around the campsite and a water pump, which you can use all you want.
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