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Chilkoot River


The Chilkoot Inlet lies east of Haines and connects north to Chilkoot Lake via the Chilkoot River Corridor. From mid-June through mid-October, salmon run upstream through this corridor on their way to the lake to spawn, attracting other wildlife like brown bears and bald eagles. At the Chilkoot Lake State Recreation Site, you can often catch site of bears fishing in the river or even bald eagles fighting over a salmon. Don’t forget your camera for close up wildlife photography and broad views of the lake.

Price: $10

Duration – Depends on hiker

Difficulty – Easy

Elevation gain – 10 ft

Amenities – Public restrooms, boat rental, trash cans

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