Chilkoot Lake Recreational area is located in the Chilkoot State Park and is around 10 miles from town and accessible on Lutak Road. Near the Chilkoot River and surrounded by Sitka Spruce trees and protected by towering mountains. The Chilkoot River flows from the Chilkoot lake for a short length and debouches into the Lutak Channel at the head of the Chilkoot inlet near the townsite. This is part of the State Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The lake is a popular location for Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
You approach the lake from the park area which has a ramp for unloading your gear and small watercraft. Known as one of the best red salmon fishing locations in Southeast Alaska during the spawning period starting mid-June and ending in mid-October which lures Bears to frequent the area to hunt for its favorite salmon.