Welcome to Valdez! Levitation 49 dba Valdez Adventure Alliance is the permitted commercial operator of four state park units in Valdez: Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site and Blueberry Lake Campground on Thompson Pass as well as the 10-mile Shoup Trail and three public use cabins in Shoup Bay State Marine Park.
More information about Shoup Bay Cabins and Blueberry Lake Campground can be found by proceeding directly to the booking engine by clicking this link: Shoup Bay Cabins. Campsites at Blueberry Lake are first come, first served; $20 night.
UPDATE JUNE 13, 2018
BLUEBERRY LAKE CAMPGROUND. Blueberry Campground is now open for the season. This beautiful small campground on Thompson Pass has spectacular 360 mountain views. Sites accommodate RVs but note there are no hookups. Campsites are first come, first served; $20/night.
SHOUP CABINS. McAllister cabin, at the mouth of Shoup Bay is accessible only by kayak or boat. Technically you can hike the 10-mile Shoup Trail to the cabins however this is not the recommended approach. It is best to kayak or boat to these cabins in the inner harbor. If motorized boat access, a jet boat is better than a prop boat to get in and out of the narrow channel that leads to the inner lagoon where Moraine and Kittiwake cabins are located. As is recommended throughout Alaska, be sure to pack the essentials: bear spray, bug spray and wear layers to be ready for whatever whimsical weather Mother Nature decides to throw at you.
Credit cards (MasterCard/Visa/Discover) are accepted for payment when making reservations online. All reservations can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Daily cabin check-in and check-out is Noon. Changes or cancellation must be done by email by sending a request with name, dates and reservation number to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you arrive late or leave early, nights not spent are not refunded. Reservations cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival may be transferred to another date or another person or may be refunded. Reservations cancelled LESS than 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation may be transferred to another person but are NOT eligible for refund or transfer to another date. Only written cancellation requests will be considered. Email cancellation requests to email@example.com.
Online reservations are available year-round for Shoup Cabins: McAllister, Moraine and Kittiwake
We recommend the following Water Taxi Service for Shoup Cabins
Service may also be provided by kayaking outfitters
While you're in the area, you might want to consider adventure tours with
Please click on this link to check cabin availability and make reservations.
An Important Word about Valdez Weather & Weather Forecasts . . .
Valdez weather reports are notoriously innacurate. Any forecast further than three days out should not be considered reliable. There are also an infinite number of microclimates in the area meaning weather in town can be different than in the sound and can be different than Thompson Pass. Be suspicious of weather reports that call for days or weeks on end of rain; it may mean it's only going to be gray and sprinkly intermittently or may mean a steady rain. It's impossible to know unless you're here so simply plan accordingly. Bring layers, rain gear and enjoy Mother Nature in all her moods and glory.