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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles

Southeast Region

Settlers Cove State Recreation Site

Settlers Cove State Recreation Site


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 275 Acres
★ 13 Campsites (see fee page)
★ 35' RV size limit
★ Camping Limit - 7 nights
Public-Use Cabin (see fee page)
★ Toilets -
★ Water -
★ Picnic Sites
★ Picnic Shelters -
★ Trails -


★ Camping
★ Day use
★ Fishing from shore
★ Trails

Settlers Cove State Recreation Area is located in the Ketchikan Region. Settlers Cove is nestled in quiet spot in Clover Passage. The Red Cedar, Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce can all be seen here within the temperate rainforest. The waters of Clover Passage is a kayakers haven. A rare feature in the Ketchikan area is the sandy beach found along a section of the park. There are a series of trails throughout the park. The Hollow Cedar Beach Access Trail provides ADA access with assistance to the beach picnic shelter, accessed from both the campground or the larger day use parking lot. The Lunch Falls Loop Trail provides access over and beyond Lunch Creek, to the beach or a mile loop hike through the forest. A trail connection occurs on Lunch Creek above the Waterfall Viewing Deck to another mile hike up the Lunch Creek Trail, adjoining the 3.5 mile trail continuation on US Forest Service property to the Emery Tobin Lakes.

There are two picnic shelters that can be reserved at Settler's Cove on Reserve America. Check Availability

Special Note:
There is no winter road maintenance on the Settlers Cove Road. Access down the road to the public use cabin and day use parking lot is at your own discretion, as the road may be icy or snow packed. Plan accordingly and proceed with caution.

18 North Tongass Highway

Driving Directions:
From Ketchikan Airport, ferry across, turn left on North Tongass Hwy. Located at milepost 18 of the N. Tongass Hwy.

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