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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chilkoot River is an Alaskan treasure. It's a beautiful by-way, fishing and lake recreation as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a pontoon vessel with the intent of letting three members of our party of five doing some fishing. Even though they were not successful the views and beauty of this area was very successful. We witnessed several eagles in trees, waterfalls, ducks, and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank hmageskigreatlakes
Reviewed June 28, 2019

We could imagine the brown bears lining the weir & grabbing salmon. Unfortunately none present during our visit, but there could have been. Instead, on the way back to our hotel, we were rewarded with a humpback whale breaching, slapping its tail & pectoral fins....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DadandCab
Reviewed June 24, 2019

A stunning spot to say the least, fishing for Dolly Varden Trout and having the Bald Eagles try to grab them off your hook.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Franco P
Reviewed May 30, 2019

We visited the place both in the early morning and evening. Colors are different, the animals you see are different and it is definitely worth seeing it twice when you are there. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 70ava
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Mile 19 of the river is full of eagles this time of year. The eagles are eagle salmon that are returning to spawn in this area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Water level was perfect. Weather was perfect. Upper end close to the lake was crowded. Still found lots of places to fish. So many eagles... very cool! The Mama bear grizzly and 3 cubs came through and made the trip super cool!!! Lots of warning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WhiteSand64
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went on a tour called Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing. I can't find it here to review but we left out of Skagway on the ferry and then were picked up. It was a small party and they knew where to take us to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Scenic river with four bears and many salmon!! A must see. Please be careful and don't get so caught up in photos that you don't t see the bear that's about to run into the road in front of you

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Grandma47
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We absolutely love coming here in the fall and watching the bears snack on salmon in the river. I mean even where there aren't any bears it's just a beautiful spot that leads up to Chilkoot Lake. It's close to town and the drive to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Myles D
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Kady H
May 25, 2017|
Response from charlesbY828CU | Reviewed this property |
We used Tom Ganner Photography . They offer a Photographer's Dream Package. Tom is an exceptional photographer and lives in Haines. Good shooting!
October 22, 2015|
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
I was there during the salmon run so caught a lot of Pinks. People were also catching Dolly Varden.