The Dyea Campground is located 9 miles from Skagway. Nestled in the trees along the banks of the Taiya River with limited amenities, the Dyea Campground is a restful place from busy town. The campground is within a short drive or bike ride of the historic townsite of Dyea and a half mile from the Chilkoot Trailhead. The campground is monitored by National Park Service rangers and is open when free of snow.
The camping spaces are a little close together, though there are enough it’s easy to get to some privacy. It’s got everything you need, though for better views and further privacy, I’d recommend driving a little further toward the flats. Dyea always seems like the perfect kind of quiet, though it gets the most traffic during the summer and both US and Canadian holidays. I suggest going in September. The weather is perfect-not too cold, solid breeze but warm sunshine. The leaves start to change to a beautiful yellow.
we loved this campground, road is curvy and rough with a low bridge, so don’t attempt if your over 11’1”. short drive to town, great views, and an interesting walk through the interpretive part of the park, lots of history there!
This campground is unbelievable and makes me always want to to stay out longer when I come out here. There are tables and is really chilly at night. It is really depressing seeing the ice glaciers melt right in front of you because of global warming.
The Dyea campground is the trail head for the Chilkoot Trail. The Chilkoot Trail was my first backpacking experience and pure heave. Spend time on the Canada side (in the rain shadow and sunny and amazing). Bring bear mace. Grizzlies love Dyea.