Petersburg Wildlife Viewing
Downtown Petersburg

photo of Downtown Petersburg area wildlife Keep your eyes open for wildlife in Downtown Petersburg. Sitka black-tailed deer are used to the presence of humans, and close encounters are common during the spring and summer. The Hungry Point Trail and areas around the ballfield are good places to look. Scan the harbors for the splash of playful Steller sea lions. Look for harbor seals in the waters near town, especially at Sandy Beach Park. Bald eagles soar overhead throughout the summer. Watch for sea birds like Barrow’s goldeneyes, harlequin ducks, red-breasted mergansers, common mergansers and surf, common and white winged scoters near town in the winter.


  • Eagles
  • Harbor Seal
  • Pigeon Guillemot
  • Sitka black-tailed deer
  • Steller's Sea Lion
  • Surf Scoter


The South Harbor is the best place to spot Steller sea lions.


  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Within Walking Distance


Every spot listed above is within walking distance of downtown, thugh Sandy Beach Park is significantly farther away than the other spots listed.

Plan to spend at least: 1 - 2 hours

Best Months

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  • Best Month July
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  • Best Month September
  • October
  • November
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The Hungry Point Trail and ballfield are on the east edge of downtown. The trail can be reached from 8th Street and Dolphin Avenue and on Sandy Beach Road just east of Hungry Point. Sandy Beach Park is near the intersection of Sandy Beach Road and Haugen Drive outside of town.


Petersburg Visitor's Information Center - (907) 772-4636 or