Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site is located ten miles northeast of Haines on Lutak and Chilkoot River Roads or five miles past the ferry terminal. The park is at the south end of Chilkoot Lake, near the outlet of the lake to the Chilkoot River. Park facilities include a 32-site campground, picnic shelter, and boat launch. The campground sits amid a beautiful stand of Sitka spruce. The park and surrounding area offer some of the best salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska, with four salmon runs, starting in mid-June and ending in mid-October.

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Expert Review of Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site

Parks and Outdoors Review of Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
ParksExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Camping,Freshwater Fishing
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The droves of salmon spawning in the river at the end of the lake attract plenty of bears to the area, so be sure to give them space and respect the rules of bear/human etiquette.

Ten miles northeast of Haines
Haines, Alaska

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