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Sitka Wildlife Viewing
Whale Park

photo of Whale Park area wildlife Scan for the blow of a humpback whale and the splash of a sea lion from the overlooks at Whale Park. Covered viewing shelters, public-use fixed binoculars, interpretive signs and life-sized whale art make this more than an ordinary city park. A hydrophone at the park picks up undersea noise; listen live in the shelter closest to the restrooms, or select from available whale sound recordings. “Whale Radio” – 88.1 on the FM dial – broadcasts the hydrophone so you can tune in from your car or hotel, then drive to the park for a look if you hear something interesting.

Species

  • Harbor Seal
  • Humpback Whale
  • Steller's Sea Lion

Hints

Whale Park is an especially good spot to look for humpback whales between September and January.

Facilities

  • Interpretive Signs
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Notes

Upper viewing platforms at Whale Park are wheelchair accessible. There are also viewing platforms down nearer to the water as well.

Plan to spend at least: 2 hours - half day

Best Months

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  • Best Month January
  • Best Month February
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  • Best Month July
  • Best Month August
  • Best Month September
  • Best Month October
  • Best Month November
  • Best Month December

Directions

Whale Park is four miles east of downtown on Sawmill Creek Road.

Contact

Sitka Convention and Visitor's Bureau - (907) 747-5940 or http://www.sitka.org
Sitka Parks and Recreation - http://www.cityofsitka.com/parks/parks.htm

Additional Information

Alaska's Wildlife Viewing Festivals

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