The best camping near Black Sands Beach State Marine Park

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Half the fun of Black Sands Beach State Marine Park is getting there! Only accessible by boat or plane, it greatly rewards those who make the trek. The quarter-mile shallow beach is a water-lover’s paradise. Visitors to said beach will dig kayaking among glaciers, snapping photos of the sea life, and camping beneath the stars. Fishing, scuba diving, and of course, hiking, are also popular at Black Sands. The rest of the adventure is yours for the choosing! With 640 acres to explore along the shoreline, you’re sure to rustle up some wild adventures that are one of a kind!

When to go

The ideal time to visit Black Sands Beach State Marine Park is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is most favorable for outdoor activities. Winter can be harsh, with limited access and services, so plan your trip accordingly to make the most of your visit.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit, as conditions can change rapidly.
  • Be aware of wildlife in the area; maintain a safe distance at all times.
  • Some areas of the park may be closed due to seasonal or maintenance reasons; verify accessibility beforehand.
  • Pack out all trash and leave no trace to preserve the park's pristine condition.
  • Cell service may be limited, so plan your route and communicate your plans in advance.

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