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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles

Southeast Region

Portage Cove State Recreation Site


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 7 Acres
★ Latrines -
★ Water
★ Parking
★ Scenic Overlook


★ Day Use
★ Marine Mammal Viewing
★ Picnic

The small town of Haines lies at the north end of Alaska's southeast panhandle. Unlike most towns in Southeast Alaska, you can reach Haines by road as well as ferry. The Haines Highway runs from Haines Junction, Yukon, 150 miles south to Haines, AK.

Portage Cove State Recreational Site sits on the shoreline near downtown Haines and offers a wonderful view of the Chilkoot Inlet and surrounding mountains. CAMPING PROHIBITED AT PORTAGE COVE SRS

1 mile Beach Road

Driving Directions:
Haines Highway turns into Beach Road. Portage Cove SRS is located at approximately 1 mile Beach Road.

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