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ANCHORAGE
Turnagain Arm
Eagle River
Chugach State Park
Girdwood
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Ninilchik River
Tustumena Lake
Herman Leirer Road 8.4mi 47
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Resurrection Bay
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Tutka Bay
Seldovia Nanwalek
Port Graham
DRIVING TIMES*
Nikiski Kenai
Portage
Portage Glacier
Deep Creek Stariski Creek
May 11
May 23
May 25
June 3
June 4
June 5
June 6
June 7
June 8
June 9
June 21
June 22
June 23
June 24
June 25
July 3
July 4
July 5
July 6
July 7
July 8
July 20
July 21
July 22
July 23
July 24
August 1
August 2
August 3
August 4
August 5
August 18
August 19
August 20
August 21
August 31
September 1 September 16 3:12pm September 17 3:55pm September 19 5:01am September 20 5:46am September 21 6:30am
Happy Valley
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Anchor Point
Homer 46
Halibut
Cove
Kachemak Bay State Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Nikolaevsk
Anchor River
Tyonek
Cook Inlet
Beluga Point
Kachemak City Kachemak
Bay
Kasilof
Kasilof River
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Whittier Summer Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel Schedule
Captain Cook State Recreation Area
Swanson River
Hope
Bird Point
Moose Pass
Moose River
BORE TIDE SCHEDULE
Cook Inlet has a huge tidal range, and it’s the
only place in the U.S. where such a bore tide
Sterling Kenai River
Soldotna
forms. Bore tide is a phenomena that occurs
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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
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6’ high and is very visible from
A Controlled One-Lane Tunnel with alternating train and vehicle use provides access to the community of Whittier. Call 907-566-2244 or toll-free: 877-611-2586 or tune to: AM 530, Whittier or AM 1610, Portage. Vehicles wait in a staging area at each end until a scheduled departure at fifteen minute intervals. Vehicles must be in line before that time. Plan to arrive ten minutes before the scheduled departure time.
MAY 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30: OPEN DAILY 5:30 AM TO 11:15 PM
October 17 October 18 October 19 October 20
3:58am 4:44am 5:29am 6:13am
Bear Valley to Whittier:
Line leaves every 30 minutes past the hour starting at 5:30am, the latest time being 10:30pm.
Vehicle Size Limitations
• Maximum of 10 feet wide (excluding mirrors) • Maximum of 14 feet high
• Maximum of 80 feet long
Whittier to Bear Valley:
Line leaves at every hour past the hour starting at 6:00am, the latest time being 11:00pm.
• Unscheduled trains using the tunnel in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains may cause occasional 15 to 30 minute delays. Please plan with this possibility in mind. Oversize vehicles are allowed only on Monday through Thursday at these times.
Arrive at least half an hour before the predicted tide will arrive; bore tides may not arrive on time.
CAUTION! Our bore tides are dangerous. Due to the quicksand-like mudflats that make up the beaches along Turnagain Arm, hikers may get stuck in the mud and drown or die from hypothermia. Always stay off the mud flats and observe the bore tide from a safe distance.
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* Driving times are approximate.
** Check tunnel times to Whittier, lane direction changes every 15 minutes
Anchorage
Homer
Kenai
Seward
Soldotna
Sterling Highway Jct. Whittier**
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3h00 1h30 2h30 3h30 2h45 0h40 1h40 2h45 1h15 3h45
3h00 2h30 2h45 1h30 3h30 0h40 2h15 0h20 2h15 1h50
0h20 1h50
1h30 0h55 1h15 2h30 2h00 2h15
1h40 1h15 2h45 3h45 1h30 2h30 0h55 2h00 1h15 2h15
1h00 1h00
Skilak Lake
Cooper Landing
the new tide that is coming in and that creates
Kenai Lake
Russian River
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Portage
Glacier Road Whittier
because the Turnagain Arm inlet is shallow,
narrow and long. It’s such a long inlet that the
tide that’s going out collides with the surge of
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a surf wave. This surf wave starts working its way up Turnagain Arm and can be anywhere
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the shore. There are numerous places to view the bore tide. Between Birdpoint and Girdwood there is several pullouts where the boretide is almost always at it’s best.
A bore tide can be seen nearly every day somewhere in Turnagain Arm just after low tide. The size depends on the range of the tide, so the most dramatic bore tides occur during days with extreme minus tides.
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Homer
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Soldotna
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Whittier**
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