The Pedersen Lagoon area is private property owned by the Port Graham Village Corporation. A special permit is required if you wish to explore the area on foot above the mean high tide line. There is a one-acre public easement (maximum stay of 24 hours) located within the lush spruce forest on the spit to your right as you enter the lower lagoon from the bay. The food storage locker and food hanging cable are visible as you walk up the trail to the campsites.
This site is popular and becoming heavily impacted, so practicing Leave No Trace is particularly important here. Be sure to use the trails and campsites that have already been established rather than trampling undisturbed vegetation. The outer beach can be impossible to land on due to breaking surf. Enter and exit the lagoon within a few hours before or after high tide, as the current becomes hazardous on the low tide. This area is teeming with wildlife including bears, eagles, waterfowl, shorebirds, sea otters and harbor seals. Wolves and coyotes have also been reported in this area.