Juneau Wildlife Viewing
Point Bridget State Park

photo of Point Bridget State Park area wildlife The trail at Point Bridget State Park passes through muskeg and old-growth forest, past beaver ponds, and then skirts the edge of a large uplift meadow near stands of cottonwood and alder. Keep an eye out for wildlife sign, as well as black and brown bears, porcupines, deer, and red squirrels. About two miles in, the trail reaches the shores of Berners Bay. Watch for seals, sea lions, humpback whales, and even the occasional killer whale or minke whale as well as eagles, ducks, red-throated and common loons, kingfishers, and gulls. Continue by trail or beach (a rocky scramble, watch for hoary marmot and mink) another 1.4 miles to Point Bridget for more viewing chances.


The diversity of habitats in the park makes for excellent birding, including some vagrant species.


  • Beaver
  • Black Bear
  • Brown Bear
  • Eagles
  • Harbor Seal
  • Humpback Whale
  • Kingfisher
  • Loons
  • Porcupine
  • Sitka black-tailed deer
  • Steller's Sea Lion


Book an overnight stay in one of the park's rustic cabins for the chance to spot wildlife in the early morning and late evening, when activity is highest.


  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities


There are three overnight cabins in Point Bridget State Park which can be reserved for a small fee. Check with the Alaska State Parks office for information and reservations.

Plan to spend at least: Full day +

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Point Bridget State Park is near the end of the road out of Juneau, with trailhead parking at mile 39.


Alaska State Parks - (907) 465-4563 or http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/ptbridg1.htm

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