Chilkoot Lake

This State Recreation Area is a popular spot for camping, fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, and more.

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Weather

Haines embraces the four seasons so in the summer expect rain but hope for sun at some point during your stay and in the winter you will see snow, enough to get the winter toys out. Our summer has long daylight hours but our winters are dark. Plan accordingly when it comes to dressing for your visit, prepare for nature's own plan and bring layers. Layers are key for any season; t-shirt, sweatshirt or fleece, waterproof outer layer and sturdy waterproof footwear. The skies are generally more overcast than clear, but that can change in a moment's notice!

Historical averages of temperature and precipitation for Haines look like this:

Summer Weather Averages
US/Imperial - (Metric) April May June July August September
Avg High 48F (9C) 58 (14) 64 (18) 66 (19) 63 (17) 56 (13)
Avg Low 33F (1C) 40 (4) 47 (8) 51 (11) 50 (10) 43 (6)
Avg Precipitation 2.76" (70mm) 2.14 (54) 1.97 (50) 2.08 (53) 3.70 (94) 6.55 (166)
Winter Weather Averages
US/Imperial - (Metric) Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Avg High 47F (8C) 36 (2) 30 (-1) 27 (-3) 32 (0) 38 (3)
Avg Low 36F (2C) 25 (-4) 21 (-6) 18 (-8) 21 (-6) 25 (-4)
Avg Precipitation 7.77" (197mm) 8.25 (210) 9.38 (238) 8.10 (206) 5.16 (131) 4.36 (111)

NWS Forecast

 

Haines Avalanche Center

The Haines Avalanche Center is a locally run, non-profit group that helps provide weather and snowpack information for areas surrounding Haines. Please visit their page for more information at: alaskasnow.org/haines-hac.

Getting Here

Just north of Juneau and a little south of Skagway, Haines is only 45 miles from the United States/Canadian border and is accessible by road, air, and water.

The Nature of a Place

Experience the vast Alaskan wilderness with epic views and that get-away-from-it-all feel.