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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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  • Unfortunately the time we arrived at Beluga Point the tide was out and hence no beluga at beluga point. That how ever did not stop visitors from gathering and thanking photos of the beauty on...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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