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Beluga Point, Anchorage

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Beluga Point Site is an archaeological location along Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, near Seward Highway Milepost 110, south of Anchorage, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Anchorage, Alaska on March 30, 1978.
Artifacts of the area are evidence of early human habitation. Beluga Point North 1 artifacts are 8,000–10,000 years old and believed to be evidence of the oldest habitation in Anchorage municipality. Various other artifacts at Beluga Point South 1 and 2 are believed to be 3,500 to 4,000 years old, while some newer ones are dated at 600 to 800 years old.
Beluga Point is also a wildlife viewing area under the jurisdiction of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Beluga whales can be sighted seasonly July through August as hundreds of the cetaceans visit Cook Inlet to feed on the Pacific salmon run.
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  • Small stop on the road between Anchorage and Seward, from which you may be brought to observe belugas. However, you must be patient: do not hesitate to bring binoculars in order to distinguish more clearly the small white dots that will appear from the surface of the water. It is possible to see the back of the belugas. Beware, however, the parking lot of the area is close to a railway track that some cross to reach the observation point. Certainly the view is better but a great caution is recommended! Parking quite small, which can quickly be saturated during heavy traffic.
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  • The beluga point is a must stop on the highway. If your lucky you will get to see some whales, if not your still getting a chance to admire the landscape in front of you. Beautiful spot to take the fa...  more »

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