The park encompasses St. James Bay, Boat harbor, and continues north up the valley which drains the area. The area has abundant protected anchorages, concentrations of fish and wildlife, and beach landing areas.
The average temperatures in the summer are in the 60's, rare highs hitting 80. High humidity and a high average rainfall make for a wet environment. The average rainfall is from 60-90 inches annually. Have warm clothing and quality rain gear, as inclement weather can set in quickly and last for days. Snow can begin to accumulate as early as October.
The recreational use of St. James Bay is extremely high. The bay, easily accessed by small boat from the Amalga Harbor boat launch, Auke Bay, or Juneau, is a popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and big game hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping. Access by float plane is also readily available.
Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.
Bob Hinman Memorial Cabin: Sleeps 6 (maximum 6) with a maximum stay of 3 consecutive nights. Access by boat or float plane. The cabin is located on the Northwest tip of a small island and provides for a good anchorage and beach access. Primary heat at the cabin is oil with an emergency woodstove. It is recommended the user bring a minimum of 1 gallon of kerosene or #1 diesel fuel per day to supply heat for the cabin. There is no water supply other than rainwater catchment at the site, so bring your own water. There is a small skiff located at the cabin.