Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Chilkat State Park adventure.
Hike, whale-watch, or check out the king salmon run at this seasonal southeastern park.
Just outside of Haines in southeastern Alaska, on Chilkat Inlet, Chilkat State Park attracts boaters and hikers galore, particularly in the summer months. There are three trails in the park that range in length from two to seven miles plus a boat launch. There's also a visitor center with wildlife spotting scopes for those who want to try their luck at looking out for everything from whales to bears. The campground features 32 drive-in sites that can accommodate either tents or RVs (some fit vehicles up to 35 feet long). There are also three walk-in beachfront sites for tent camping.
Chilkat State Park is best visited in the summer, when relatively warm weather draws in wildlife and makes camping and hiking pleasant. It's particularly popular during the annual king salmon run in early June. The park is usually open from the middle of May until the end of September, and the main gate closes for the season once the first snowfall takes place.