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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles

Southeast Region

Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 80 Acres
★ 32 Campsites (see fee page)
★ 35' RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 15 days
★ Latrines -
★ Water
★ Historical features -
★ Picnic Shelter
★ Boat Launch (see fee page)

Useful Information

Chilkoot Lake Interpretive Panel


★ Boating
★ Camping
★ Canoe/Kayaking
★ Day use
★ Fishing
★ Historical features
★ Wildlife viewing

Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site is at the south end of Chilkoot Lake, near the outlet to the Chilkoot River. The campground sits amid a beautiful stand of Sitka spruce.

The park and surrounding area offers some of the best salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska, with four salmon runs, starting in mid-June and ending in mid-October. Because of the salmon spawning in the river and at this end of the lake, this area is also a bear highway. Bears frequent the river to feast on the salmon. Please learn proper bear/human etiquette, this protects both you and the bears.

10 Mile Lutak Road

Driving Directions:
Take Lutak Road five miles past ferry terminal to Chilkoot River Road on left just before the Chilkoot River bridge.

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