Hunter Access
In-Progress Projects

Oliver Inlet Tramway - Oliver Inlet State Marine Park

Coordinates: 58.102097, -134.309835
Game Management Unit: 4
Land Manager: Department of Natural Resources (DNR); Division of Parks and Recreation


Located on Admiralty Island near Juneau, this 1-mile elevated pushcart tram allows users to portage gear and small watercraft (kayaks or canoes) from Oliver Inlet to Seymour Canal. Originally built in 1957 the tramway allows access to the waters of upper Seymore Canal and the Glass Peninsula– a trip that would otherwise require a 100-mile detour. This project will focus on improving degraded sections of the tramway in need of repair as many sportsmen rely on watercraft access for hunts in Game Management Unit (GMU) 4.

Deterioriating alignment along multiple sections of the tramway
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Degrading wood planks will be replaced


The purpose of this project is to promote sustained hunter access within GMU 4 by improving the existing tramway used to transport hunting gear and equipment between Oliver Inlet and Seymour Canal in Southeast Alaska. Approximately 500 feet of deteriorating tramway alignment will be improved and brought back to full serviceability under this project. A serviceable tram system is important to the success of Oliver Inlet-Seymour Canal portage for efficient hunter access in the area.

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