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My friend and I spent lots of time, early morning and evening watching the boats come and go. It's... read more

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White City, Oregon
Spectacular Views and Nature close by

I live about 25 miles east of this place where the Anchor River flows into Cook Inlet near the town... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stayed in Homer for 2 nights in late July. We visited Anchor Point 3 times during our stay because the bird viewing there was simply fantastic. On Day 1, we saw 2 bald eagles standing on the beach close to the water. They were scanning the sea for fish. But as it was a Sunday, the beach was crowded and the eagles flied away without any fishing. We liked it here so much that we returned on Day 2. The efforts paid off very well, we saw 4 bald eagles including 2 juveniles. An adult eagle caught a fish, dropped it, then went on to catch a bird. It then handed over the prey to the juvenile while it stood quietly letting the juvenile enjoy the meal. The viewing was unbelievably dramatic. We took hundreds of great photos :-))

We also saw pick-up trucks on the beach on both Day 1 & 2. They seemed to be local fishermen and they fed the gulls. It was an opportunity for good photos as there were hundreds of birds following the truck and dogs chasing the birds.

Some small suggestions:
- On Day 1 and 2, we went there at 5-6pm and the eagles were there. On day 3, we could only go in the morning as we left Homer for Seward, no eagles. So from our limited experience, it seemed 5-6pm was a better timing for viewing.
- If the beach is crowded and/or if anyone gets too close to the eagle, it will fly away as one can expect. So keep your distance!
- Parking - there are 2 parking lots when you reach end of the road towards the beach. They are pretty close to one another. But take the one on the left. You can find eco toilets here (but not the other) and there is an interesting sign board that says "North America's Most Westerly Highway Point" :-)))

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank chc9533
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

We drove to the end of Beach Access Road in Anchor Point, Alaska to look for eagles and watch the boat skidder pull. Anchor River Enterprises provides skidder tractor assisted boat launching services at Anchor River State Recreation Area under a permit issued by Alaska State Parks. Launch price in 2014 is $65 (cash) or $70 (credit card). Open · 4:00AM - 10:00PM May thru September. Steelhead runs begin in late August and continue into October. The instructions for the Boat pull were as follows:
Check in at the main office (907) 299-2686 and you will be given a board with a number, which you take with you in your boat. A matching number goes on your trailer. Disconnect your trailer, get in the boat, and the skidder tractor service will hook up to it and launch your boat for you. After they launch, they will park your trailer where it can be retrieved for the pick-up. On your way back in, simply radio the tractor office or show your number from your boat. The skidder tractor operator will hook up to your trailer and position it in the water so you can motor the boat up on it. Once your winch cable is secured to the boat (a second member of the launch crew does this for you), the tractor backs out to a staging area where the trailer is disconnected so you can connect it back to your vehicle.
Sitting in the parking lot watching the boats go out and come in is almost as much fun as being in one of the boats, at a lot less expense.
Yes we did see the eagles and a place to park an RV on state land.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

Well maintained and clean, good fishing, great views from the beach. Tent and Motorhome sites. Can be busy during King Salmon season.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Tony L
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Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited on our way back to Seward...

The tide was out and there were several eagles out feeding on halibut, as well as gulls & ravens.... There were two groupings of eagles sitting out in the marsh....

We were able to get within 10 ft of the eagles that were on the beach feeding.....

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
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Reviewed May 27, 2015

Eagles all over the beach. It's fun to watch the tractor launch and retrieve boats too. If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle go on down and drive the beach.

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank CrzrBunny
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