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Thoms Place State Marine Park, AK

Thoms Place State Marine Park is a spacious, easy-to-enter anchorage at the south end of Zimovia Strait. Anchorage is in 30-70 feet over a variable bottom; some places have good holding, in others the anchor skips across the bottom looking for something to grab. Note the charted rock lying off the western shore and avoid it. We usually anchor towards the north end of the bay in 40-50 feet, giving the drying flat plenty of room.

During the commercial crabbing season the bay can be choked with crab pots.

This is a good anchorage an easy run from Wrangell.

Lat/Lon: {56.1713065,-132.12919320000003}


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

Slowboat Tips and Activities

At higher tides many intertidal areas can be explored by dinghy or kayak. The unnamed bay west of Thoms Place has an assortment of float homes which are interesting to look at from the dinghy.

Entry/Exit Hazards

Enter between the two unnamed islands. Avoid the charted rock off the western shore.


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We’ve seen humpbacks just outside Thoms Place, and bears on shore. We’ve also had success crabbing in the bay.

Last update of this page: Apr 14, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: May 30, 2018

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