Sitka Sedge State Natural Area

  Construction Advisory 04/19/18
The park is closed until early summer. Crews are building the day-use parking area, installing the restroom and adding the finishing touches to the park before opening to the public.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Beach Access
  • Open Year Round (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)

Work is underway for 2018 opening

  • Spring 2018
    • Day-use access construction, including building the parking area and installing the vault toilet, when weather conditions allow.
    • Install the park entry sign and day-use area sign kiosk, and add wayfinding along trails.

Sitka Sedge State Natural Area is all about the views--of open water, tidal flats, saltwater marshes and forested wetlands of Sand Lake estuary; of the estuary animals, birds and plants; and for those willing to hike, beach views stretching from Haystack Rock to the south and north to Cape Lookout. The park's name comes from a beautiful native grass-like plant found in pockets throughout the property. Sitka Sedge (Carex aquatilis v. dives) reflects several of the unique characteristics of this new park. Graceful. Ecologically important. Natural. 

When the park opens, hike the 3.5 miles of trail, including the 1/2-mile-long Beltz Dike path leading from the parking area west through the estuary to loop trails in the coniferous forested dunes, or continue through the dunes to the beach.