|Lowell Point is not crowded, nor commercialized. There are still many remnants of the Miller homestead in place, from the subsistence farm that supported Grandma Penny and her 6 children to the heavy equipment required to settle raw country. There was no road or other utility here, and everything that needed to be done to survive and prosper was done by the family.
It wasn’t until the late 80’s that running water and electricity made it to Miller’s Landing proper, and before then water was hauled or pumped by hand, and a small generator provided electricity a few hours per day. The original store was framed from the infrastructure of a wooden barge that washed ashore – absolutely nothing goes to waste on a homestead. In short, what you see when you come to Lowell Point today was done largely by the people you see living there. It has grown significantly over the last thirty years, and is full of the charm associated with a quaint Alaskan fishing and kayaking community.
Lowell Point originally had two homesteads; one dissolved and was subdivided. The other, the Miller’s Family homestead, was founded in territorial Alaska in the 1950’s by the Grandma Penny and her children. Today, the majority of the Miller’s Family homestead remains intact, and with it, a good number of the actual Miller Family. Four of the six children live on or maintain homes on Lowell Point, including Aunt Maggie and Uncle Steve, Aunt Mary, and Miller’s Landing Founder Mike Miller and his sons. Over the years Miller’s Landing has grown from a tiny campground with more skiffs than skiff trailers to a robust Fishing and Kayaking camp on the oceanfront.
We’ve been able to plumb potable water for fill stations, build a bathroom, laundry, and shower facility, run electricity along our beachfront RV park and to select sites in the woods, build our own fish cleaning table and launch ramp, develop a sizable kayaking fleet, and custom build water taxi and charter vessels to best handle the Alaskan environment we know best. Our store facility offers a large covered deck, wood fired heat and free coffee nearly 20 hours per day during the summer season, with a booking desk to help you plan every conceivable part of your Alaskan vacation. From transportation to or from the airport, to guided hikes, to helicopter rides – we work with everyone we possibly can and we don’t charge a commission or a booking fee for anything that we do. Whether you know what you would like or need some help planning, contact us and we’ll do everything we can to help!