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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles

Southeast Region

Chilkat State Park

Chilkat State Park
Chilkat State Park
Chilkat State Park


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 9,837 Acres
★ 35 Campsites (see fee page)
★ 4 Walk-in campsites
★ 35' RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 15 days
★ Latrines -
★ Water
★ Picnic sites (4)
★ Picnic Shelter (1)
★ Trails (3)
★ Boat Launch (see fee page)

Useful Information

Chilkat State Park Map


★ Boating
★ Camping
★ Day use/Picnic
★ Fishing
★ Hiking

This park offers a log cabin contact/information center, 35-site campground, picnic area, boat launch and trails. The campground sits in a mixed forest of evergreens and deciduous trees at the edge of Chilkat Inlet. The boat launch provides access to the inlet and the run of king salmon in early June. The contact/information centers offers incredible views of Chilkat Inlet, Rainbow and Davidson glaciers. The center also has wildlife spotting scopes so you can spot the inlet wildlife, such as seals, porpoises, and whales. Visitors have even been able to spy on bears and mountain goats on the other side of the inlet.

There are three trails in the park. Ayiklutu trail is an easy hike from the campground area that follows the coast, winding back and forth between the woods and the beach. This trail is 7 miles long one way, and offers great scenery sights and wildlife viewing opportunities. Battery Point Trail is another easy trail in the north section of the park at the end of Beach Road, which starts in the forest and emerges onto the beach. The trail is approximately 2 miles on way. For those ready for a challenge, there is the Mount Riley Trail. This trail has quite a bit of vertical rise to it, but the reward is a sensational view of the entire area. Mt. Riley trailhead is located at approximately 3 mile Mud Bay Road, or a trail junction off the Battery Point Trail.

7 mile Mud Bay Road

Driving Directions:
7 miles south of Haines on Mud Bay Rd. to Chilkat State Park Rd on the right.

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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700