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Fort Abercrombie State Park

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Address: Kodiak Island, AK
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Description: Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park...
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this state park preserves and protects historical structures, and provides a variety of recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and paddling.
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worth the trip out to see the views and history.

enjoyed seeing the WWII generator station and what was left of the gun. Seeing the moss trees up close. Picking salmon berries and trying them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Davenport, Iowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

enjoyed seeing the WWII generator station and what was left of the gun. Seeing the moss trees up close. Picking salmon berries and trying them.

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Kodiak, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This state park is a gem. Miles of great trails for hiking, a nice stocked lake, fabulous ocean views from countless scenic overlooks, good beach access, historic WW2 bunkers, and camping. Old growth forests draped with moss give Fort Abercrombie a unique atmosphere. Don't miss this place if you visit Kodiak.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Some of the best views of the island. I enjoyed walking along their trails and seeing the remnants of the WWII fort. They could use a better mapping system but getting lost was half the fun. If you cannot handle being lost, I suggest you download their online maps because the maps at the park are useless. Overall I had... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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151 reviews 151 reviews
49 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place has it all, trails, camping a lake, ocean views and a really cool museum to boot. It is absolutley beautiful to boot if you are on Kodiak this is a must visit.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Beautiful state park! The trees and forest is kul, views of the ocean are excellent, and the old WWII history is pretty neat. Visited in the off season when all of the tourist stuff was closed, but still could walk around in the park and camp and all kinds of fun stuff! We had some spare time waiting for our... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

So much WWII history in a beautiful park setting with hiking trails and informative exhibits. Spent most of a morning there, but missed museum because of Labor Day holiday.

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Pamiruru
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175 reviews 175 reviews
63 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Visit the area that was once a fort in WW II. The museum was closed when we were there and not sure if it's still open. A very nice area for a picnic or hike through the woods.

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Crozon, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is possible to camp in this beautiful park near the town of Kodiak and enjoy the forest, the lake, and the seaside. A nice visitor's center... Just don't belive what what they tell : There ARE bears in Fort Abercrombie like everywhere else in Kodiak, take care!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fort Abercrombie is, in part, situated on a lovely bluff overlooking the water. There are nice walking trails and an interesting little museum about those who defended against planes flying in to this part of Alaska from Japan during World War II.

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Fairview, Texas
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47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were on a group tour and visited this location. An excellent piece of WWII history with a surprisingly great museum, well documented and maintained. Area shows the historical gun placements. The locals have done a great job on the museum and deserve create for this.

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