in the Kenai Peninsula Borough
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Geography and Climate
- Lowell Point is 2 miles south of the Seward Highway terminus. It is situated on the northwest side of Resurrection Bay, at the foot of Bear Mountain, 125 highway miles south of Anchorage.
- The area experiences a maritime climate. Winter temperatures average from 17 to 38 °F; summer temperatures average 49 to 63 °F. Annual precipitation averages 66 inches of rain and 80 inches of snowfall.
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History and Culture
- Lowell Point is a local name, first reported in 1905 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Nearby Lowell Glacier and Lowell Creek were named for Capt. Lowell, who, with his family, was the first white settler in the area, arriving in 1884.
- Almost half of the homes in Lowell Point are occupied only seasonally. The population is primarily non-Native.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Lowell Point is connected to the Alaska highway system via the Seward Highway. Seward has the closest airport. The Port of Seward serves cruise ships, the state ferry, cargo barges, and ocean freighters from Seattle and overseas. Its small boat harbor has moorage and two boat launch ramps. It is the terminus and the gateway of the Alaska Railroad and a major transfer point for ocean-destined cargo.
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