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Black Sands Beach State Marine Park

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  • Size

    637.98 acres

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Description

The dark sandy, shallow sloping beaches and forest has been a popular recreation area since the 1930's, and historically used by the Tlingits for fishing and hunting. There is a 1/2 mile wood chip trail traversing the southern-most Blank Islands.

The park offers exploring, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, and camping. Access is currently by boat or aircraft.

Allowed Activities
Kayaking
Scuba Diving
Fishing
Hiking
Tent Camping

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

No Road access. Only accessible by boat or plane. 

Location: This park encompasses the Blank Islands and a portion of Gravina Island, at the mouth of the Blank Inlet on the East side of Gravina Island (about 4.6 miles directly south of Ketchikan).