Yakutat bay has many islands to explore by Kayak or Jon boat and the beach is spectacular! Miles and miles of pristine beach to explore and one area of the beach has some of the best surfing waves in the world. Yakutat even has a surf shop to support the surfers that travel to our area just to experience these waves!
There are lakes and other rivers and walks to take all over the area with Harlequin Lake being one of the most spectacular lakes in the area. Harlequin lake is fed by glaciers which deposit hundreds of ice bergs in the lake and is a sight to see.
The Situk River at Yakutat is well known as a world class salmon and steelhead stream but most people overlook the beauty of the many
pristine plant communities and avian residents that call this part of Alaska home. We hope more people become aware of the old growth forests, tidal wetlands, ocean beaches and banks, muskegs, and other stream environments that are literally in the back yard of the Glacier Bear Lodge. Some access is along well-worn trails while other areas are easily accessed via gravel roads.