The Situk River is located 11 miles east of Yakutat, Alaska, and flows through a glacial outwash plain and uplifted seabed, called Yakutat Foreland. The stream system originates above Mountain Lake and flows into Situk Lake, and the Situk River originates at the Situk Lake outlet. The main-stem Situk River is 22 miles long, about 70 feet wide and three feet deep. It has two major tributaries, the Old Situk and West Fork. The Situk River supports a popular steelhead fishery that attracts anglers from around the world.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5
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  • The Situk is best known for its spring and fall runs of steelhead, as well as its large populations of salmon. Some of the river can be fished from banks accessed by road. Anglers are not permitted to use live bait.
  • Because the Situk River is accessible by road, it's a popular kayaking site. Various trips include two-day excursions from Situk Lake to the gulf and one-day outings beginning where the road crosses the river.
  • The U.S. Forest Service offers a very limited number of permits to guides, so book well in advance if you want to take a guided trip. If you're staying at one of the local lodges, ask about guided fishing trips when you make your reservations (also well in advance).

Yakutat, Alaska

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