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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

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Mat-Su Region

Lake Louise State Recreation Area

Lake Louise State Recreation Area
Lake Louise State Recreation Area Boat Launch


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 511 Acres
★ 67 Campsites (see fee page)
★ Camping Limit - 14 days
★ No RV size limit
★ Day Use Fee (see fee page)
★ Toilets -
★ Water
★ Picnic Sites (10)
★ Picnic Shelter (1)
★ Boat Launch (see fee page)


★ Camping
★ Day Use
★ Fishing


Lake Louise State Recreational Area is located near Glennallen in the Copper Valley. Lake Louise is a favorite playground for Alaskans year-round. Area activities include camping, fishing, boating, bird watching, hiking, biking, berry picking, snow machining, skiing, skating, hunting, and Northern Lights viewing. Lake Louise offers great year round fishing and sports four species of fish: lake trout, whitefish, burbot and arctic grayling. The lake trout run from 8 to 12 pounds, but 20 pounders are not uncommon.

Lake Louise and the surrounding area are home to a great variety of wildlife and birds. It is the only known recorded freshwater nesting site for cormorants. This nesting site, known as Bird Island is also a rare inland nesting site for gulls. The Lake Louise area is the summer home to trumpeter swans, loons and many other water fowl. Wildlife viewing opportunities include moose, wolf, bear, fox, sheep, lynx and the annual migration of the Nelchina caribou herd each October through November.

Camping fees are $20 per night per vehicle, boat launch fees are $15 per launch, day use fees are $7 per vehicle. Long term parking lot $5 per day. There is always space available for camping.

17.2 miles Lake Louise Road

Driving Directions:
Mile 158 Glenn Highway to Lake Louise Road. Drive 0.4 miles to "T"; turn left for Lake Louise Campground, turn right for Army Point Campground.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907