"Chilkoot Lake" Haines Things to Do Tip by RblWthACoz

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by RblWthACoz

Chilkoot Lake is located not too far outside the city of Haines. If you want to have a virtually guaranteed sighting of bald eagles, then this is the place for you. Beyond the eagles, red salmon abound since it is the spawning season (you can only kayak in the summer months of course because the lake freezes during winter), goats can be seen traversing the surrounding mountains, and if you are lucky, then you might just see bear too.

If you are a novice kayaker, or never have done it before, there is no need to fear. The lake is very calm and easy to traverse. If you go with a guide they will tell you all you need to know. And the most important thing to know is to stay away from the shores. Bears have been known to jump out of the woods quickly and unexpectedly, thus completely freaking out unsuspecting kayakers.

Absolutely Alaskan Tours offers a kayaking excursion that includes Chilkoot Lake and many other destinations.

Phone: 903-758-7996

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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