Black Sands Beach State Marine Park
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.
Seasons of Availability
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).