Alerts & Conditions

Map of the park with a red patterned overlay showing the closed areas.
All park trails and the Kaasdaa Heen (Indian River) area of the park are temporarily closed. The carving shed, visitor center lawns and totems, and tidelands below mean high tide are still accessible. (10-12-21)

Temporary Trail Closures

Bears are still active in the park as salmon continue to enter Indian River. Under the park's new Bear Management Plan, alerts will be posted at trailheads and certain trails will be closed based on reports of bear observations or encounters. Please respect these limited closures when you see a trail is posted as “Closed.”


COVID Safety Measures

While Sitka is experiencing elevated levels of COVID transmission, occupancy is limited in park facilities. You may be asked to wait before entering the visitor center or Russian Bishop's House, especially if you arrive in a large group. Recommendations for things to do outside, a self-guided tour of the Totem Trail, and the park film are all available in the park app. It's a great resource for people with limited time in the park who want to spend more time exploring and less time waiting in line.


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