Ernest Gruening

State Historical Park

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Ernest Gruening Historical Park
Ernest Gruening State Historical Park

This is the site of the territorial Governor Ernest Gruening’s rustic summer home near Dotson’s Landing/Amalga Harbor.  This site is a beautiful setting showing off Alaska’s political and natural history. Territorial Governor Ernest Gruening wrote much of the manifesto for statehood called “The State of Alaska” in 1953 at this site. Governor and then Senator Gruening and his family entertained national and foreign leaders at the cabin, including Adlai Stevenson, Governor Earl Warren, numerous U.S. Senators, and others. This a great location for wildlife view (especially waterfowl), fishing and sightseeing. There are spectacular views across Lynn Canal, and the Peterson Creek “Salt Chuck” is a haven for wildlife.


★ ADA Facility - No
★ 12 Acres
★ Boat launch


★ Fishing
★ Historical features
★ Trails - Interpretive Displays on Trail

24 Glacier Highway

Driving Directions:
Take Glacier Hwy to Amalga Harbor Road turn right. Stay on Amalga Harbor Road, Ernest Gruening State Park is located on the right.

Ernest Gruening State Historical Park Location Map