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Valdez Duck Flats

Just a mile or so from the Valdez townsite are the tidal wet land areas known as the "Duck Flats". Be on the lookout for bald eagles, Harlequin ducks, Arctic terns, red-necked grebes, and great blue herons. Along the flats is one of our local salmon spawning areas, Crooked Creek, and a National Forest Service cabin. A paved walking/bicycle path runs along the Richardson Highway and the Duck Flats.

Local tour operators offer educational kayak tours of the Flats.


Valdez Duck Flats


Duck Flats

Photo by Selah Bauer


Valdez Duck Flats


Duck Flats

Photo by Ed Pinsky


Valdez Duck Flats


Duck Flats Dazzle

Photo by Gary Minish