Information About

Ammunition Island

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 7' 35" N,
146 ° 18' 19" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Elevation

12 ft (3.66 m)

Uses

Ammunition Island in Detail.

Getting There

It's right in Valdez.

About

At the far NE end of Port Valdez, 2.7 km (1.7 mi) NW of Old Valdez. Most easterly and largest island in the Mineral Creek Islands group.

Ammunition Island lies as a barrier to duck flats, and is maintained by the Port of Valdez. It's surface has been flattened to an elevation of about 12ft, and is used as a cargo shipping facility. There are three large silo's built upon it. Access to the island is regulated and while there is a bridge to it. Special security clearance and cards are need to access the island.

History

Not sure why it's called Ammunition Island, and most locals probably wouldn't identify it as that. But that's what it's called according to official maritime references.

Ammunition Island Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Ammunition Island.

Places Near Ammunition Island
Bars:

Sawmill Spit,

Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

Bays:

Port Valdez,

Capes:

Jackson Point,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Deep Lake, Robe Lake, Silver Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Jago Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Abercrombie Mountain, Mount Francis, Mount Kate, Mount Logan, Mount Hogan, Mummy Mountain, Mount Schrader, Mount Shouplina, Sugarloaf Mountain, Valdez Summit, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Comstock, Embick, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Gold Creek, Horsetail Creek, Mineral Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, Homestead Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,