There are virtually endless things to do in and around Juneau, including visiting the beautiful Point Bridget State Park. Located just 40 minutes north of Juneau, you’ll encounter breathtaking views of the cliffs, colorful meadows, streams, and rocky beaches. It’s a fantastic place to explore in summer, but it also has plenty of opportunities for year-round recreation.
Of course, while you’re staying in the Juneau area, you’ll need a comfortable oasis from which to base your adventures. There’s nothing quite like staying at our downtown Juneau hotel. We offer so much more than a bed to sleep in. We also excel in hospitality and include an exceptional range of amenities, complimentary with your stay.
We’d love to show you our favorite parts of southeast Alaska this summer, which of course includes Point Bridget State Park. But first – go book yourself a room at our top-rated hotel in downtown Juneau.
A Day at Point Bridget State Park
Point Bridget State Park is actually the only state park in Juneau. This park, which encompasses an area of more than 2,800 acres, overlooks Berner’s Bay and Lynn Canal. It’s located about 40 miles north of our downtown Juneau hotel on Glacier Highway. Point Bridget State Park is a wonderful park for day use, and offered a broad range of outdoor activities, including hiking and fishing in the warmer months, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing come winter.
The ecosystem at Point Bridget State Park showcases some of the best of the Alaskan wilderness. Here, you’ll encounter incredibly scenic meadows, dramatic cliffs, spectacular seaside views, salmon spawning streams, rocky beaches, and plenty of wildlife. Beavers and porcupine sightings are frequent, and during the salmon run in late July, bears are known to feed here. On the rocky shores, you can expect to see Sea Lions and harbor seals, too – and not too far offshore from April – September, you might just get lucky enough to see some Humpback Whales.
If you are joining us in Juneau this summer, we recommend you enjoy the rocky shoreline, dramatic views, and beautiful meadows at Point Bridget State Park. While you’re there, make sure you take a hike on the Point Bridget Trail. It’s a relatively easy walk, coming in at around 7 miles round-trip. Not only is the scenery beautiful here as it travels through wetlands and wildflower-laden meadows, but it’s a great place for birdwatching, too! Other great hikes in the area include the North Bridget Cove Trail and the Cedar Lake Trail.
The Trail to the Point Bridget Trail leads to the Cowee Camping Cabins, which is where you’ll access the Cedar Lake Trail. It’s a great way to turn a day trip into an overnight adventure! The Point Bridget Trail also gives hikers access to the Blue Mussel Cabin, while the North Bridget Cove Trail offers access to the Camping Cove Cabin. Finally, while you’re in Point Bridget State Park, don’t miss your chance to enjoy some coastal kayaking or salmon fishing in either Berner Bay and Cowee Creek.
The Best Lodging in Downtown Juneau
When it comes to lodging in Juneau, there’s nothing that compares to our hotel, located in the heart of downtown. From here, you have easy access to Juneau’s top restaurants, breweries, and more. Next door, co-located in the same building, you’ll find the best restaurant in Juneau, In Bocca al Lupo. We’re also just steps away from Juneau’s Capitol building and many of the other top attractions in the downtown area.
In the morning, wake up to a delicious breakfast, made fresh for you each day of your stay. We serve a range of hot and cold items for you to enjoy, giving you the best start possible to your day. When you’ve finished with your adventure, return back to the hotel for complimentary snacks and maybe even a relaxing soak in one of our rooftop hot tubs. There’s a great view from up there, and this is the only place you’ll find such a spectacular amenity!
There are many reasons to choose our downtown Juneau hotel when you’re in town – not least of which is our incredible hospitality. Don’t just take our word for it though. Come experience it for yourself. Book your room at our downtown Juneau Hotel, and get ready for some fun at Point Bridget State Park today!