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“Get a tide schedule first”
Review of Cook Inlet

Cook Inlet
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Juneau, Alaska
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“Get a tide schedule first”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

High tide and low tide are 2 extremely different views. One is picturesque and the other is a curiosity. I like both equally for different reasons. Low tide is amazing to watch everything rush out and streams for where the ocean once was. The mud flats that appear create a baren landscape where daring people think they can wander around (I don't recommend this people die every year trying to beat the tide) and go to an island in the middle. High tide you have beautiful glass like waters with a killer Alaskan view as the back drop sun set is spectacular with all the colors reflecting off the water. It's a mist see but try and catch high or low tide but not somewhere in the middle.

Visited July 2013
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North Pole, Alaska
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“Awesome to see”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I would recommend getting the tide table and seeing when the tides are. They have one of the fastest tides in the world as well as the second highest tide of over 20 feet. If you're lucky you'll get to see the bore tide which people often try to surf the chilly water. Just don't go walking around in the mud, you'll get stuck and it's a dangerous situation with how fast the tides move.

Visited December 2012
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Valdosta
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“Salmon Fishing”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We went Camping and Fishing with a Church Group and had a fantastic experience. We could not net fish as we were not residents, but they caught and we cleaned the fish. We did fish at Kenai and Soldotna which was nice except that the tide almost got us stranded. It comes in fast!

Visited July 2013
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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“from an old-timer”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

As a kid, we used to take road trips during vacations to Kasilof, Soldotna, and Kenai peninsula. The road along the Cook Inlet was a never-to-be-forgotten part of the trip from Anchorage: Rabbit Creek, Potter's Marsh, Bird Creek, waterfalls turnouts, and the sea whether tide's in or out. The vast mudflats to the other side of the Inlet on a sunny, or a cloudy, or a rainy day, beautiful always. The train takes a seaside route and riding the Alaska Railroad is and experience of the most beauty in the world. Avalanches sometimes blocked the old road.

Visited July 2013
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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“Beautiful drive with viewing points”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a beautiful drive with several areas for viewing and photography. There were even mountain goats on the rocks above the road.

Visited July 2013
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