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Maybe America's Most Spectacular Campground

You may have camped in some pretty great places, but Chilkat State Park, located near the southern... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
stevenmO3205EP
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Lewiston, California, United States
Great views!

Getting there required going over a gravel road full of very deep potholes then going down a very... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
bluedog1400
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Crestview, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You may have camped in some pretty great places, but Chilkat State Park, located near the southern end of Chilkat Peninsula south of Haines, Alaska, is absolutely fabulous. The campsites are spacious and tree-sheltered, set far enough apart to offer privacy. There is beach access,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stevenmO3205EP
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Getting there required going over a gravel road full of very deep potholes then going down a very steep hill with sharp switch back turns. Twice as bad coming back out. Use 4 wheel drive (if you have it ) to make the climb easier...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We ended our day in Chilkat State Park after exploring north of Haines. A really beautiful park with camp sites, boat ramp and a picnic area. We enjoyed a break in the picnic area viewing the glacier as various wildlife. Seeing mountains rise from sea...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gary G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The trail is very well maintained and quite diverse as it travels through dense forest, moose meadows, and along the coast. Very nice hike. There are some up and down sections but this is a relatively flat trail for 7 miles. We went on a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sustrav
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We took the relatively short drive to the park (about 15 minutes from town) and were very impressed with the views of the bay and the mountains and glaciers on the other side. We would definitely recommend visiting in the morning if you would like...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

I walk here frequently. There is a loop of trail around Lehunua Island (not an island anymore) where the road ends at the boat ramp. It offers a lot of variety in a short walk. The first 1.5 miles of the Seduction Point Trail was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

The hike through this temperate rain forest was beautiful. Our guide, Kris, was great. . . very knowledgeable and personable. At our rest stop, he had all kinds of goodies for us including hot chocolate and salmon balls. it was memorable and exhilarating.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a little time left before dark, so we drove out from Haines past Mud Bay (prettier than it sounds) to see Chilkat State Park. The road switched to gravel and then to a very steep 15% grade winding down the hill. If I...More

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we go to Haines for vacation, we make sure to take a drive to this beautiful park. From the boat ramp past the campground you have a terrific view oh a number of glaciers, including Rainbow Glacier. If you are lucky, you can also...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Julius D
Reviewed August 26, 2016

My nephew had his wedding ceremony at this park, on a gorgeous point of rock we had to make a short hike to reach. It was well worth it--Rainbow Glacier and its waterfall were the backdrop as they made their vows.

Date of experience: August 2016
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