Chilkat State Park

Quick Facts

Chilkat State Park

Alaska

(907) 465-4563

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Things To Do

Overview

Chilkat State Park offers a log cabin visitor center, 15-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 visitor centers offers incredible views of Chilkat Inlet and 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.

Map of Chilkat (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 59.147437, -135.366091

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Activities

  • Camping

    There are 35 campsites in the park. RV's are limited to 35 feet.

  • Fishing

    The boat launch provides access to the inlet and the run of king salmon in early June. Follow Alaska regulations.

  • Hiking

    here are three trails in the park. Seduction Pint Trail is an easy hike that follows the coast, winding back and forth between the woods and the beach. This trail is six miles long one way, and offers great scenery sights and wildlife viewing opportunities. Battery Point Trail is another easy trail along the beach. 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.

  • Picnicking

    There are four picnic sites and one picnic shelter.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

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

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 465-4563

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