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Portage Bay, AK

Portage Bay is a huge anchorage, with room for literally hundreds of boats. We typically anchor near the entrance in 25 to 40 feet, but beware of current to several knots and lots of kelp. The kelp has fouled anchors and inlet strainers in the past.

A dock on the east shore seems to serve disused logging roads. A US Forest Service public use cabin is on the northwest corner of the bay, near the entrance

Lat/Lon: {56.9754641,-133.3062875}


Anchorage/Holding: Fair
Mooring Ball: No
Dock: No
Protection: Good
Public/Private: Public
Fee: No
Fuel Available: No
Potable Water: No
Electric: None
Garbage: No
Pumpout: No
Maintenance: No
Groceries: No
Laundry: No
Liquor: No
Transportation: No
Cell Service: None
WiFI: No

Strong currents run near the entrance and we’ve had kelp foul anchors and intake strainers.

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Entry/Exit Hazards

The entrance channel is well charted but has currents to several knots.


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Bears ashore.

Last update of this page: Apr 14, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: June 3, 2018

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