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About Auk Village Campground

Auk Village Campground is located 15 miles from downtown Juneau, Alaska, and 1.5 miles from the Alaska State Ferry terminal at Auke Bay. The area offers a variety of outdoor opportunities.

Recreation

The area offers fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, picnicking, motor boating, hiking, berry picking, rafting, sailing, bicycling, and glacier viewing.

Facilities

The campground offers 11 overnight campsites for tent and RV camping. Site sizes vary and range from 14' to 35'. There is one central location that has a vault toilet, garbage cans, display board, and bear boxes. There are five drinking water spigots, a parking area for day use, and a dumpster. A trail starts at the parking lot that leads to the ocean and Pt. Louisa or to Auk Recreation Day Use area.

Natural Features

The campground sits above Auk Bay in a western hemlock and Sitka spruce forested area. Views of the Chilkat Range and the ocean are spectacular. Bears frequent the area.

Nearby Attractions

Auk Recreation Area includes a large day use area on the shores of Auk Bay. The area includes shelters, picnic tables, drinking water, fire rings and a trail. At the Auk Bay Harbor, commercial operators offer sport fishing, kayak rentals, and whale watching tours.

ADA Access: N

Price
$10.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Location
Auk Village Campground is located in Alaska
Latitude
58.3756 N
Longitude
-134.7094 W
Get Directions
Directions
From the cruise ship terminal on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau, head northwest along the waterfront. South Franklin Street becomes Marine Way, then Egan Drive, named for William A. Egan (1914 - 1984), first governor of the State of Alaska. Egan Drive becomes Glacier Highway at Milepost 9.4, then Juneau Veterans Memorial Highway from Milepost 12.1. At about 14 miles, exit west on Old Glacier Highway through Auke Village Recreation Area. Toward the end of the recreation area turn left on Pt. Louisa Road, and the campground entrance is on the left side of the road.
10 Reviews of Auk Village Campground
Nature is Beautiful

Absolutely loved this campground, It was very quite and the scenery was beautiful. This is a very quite spot tucked away from the city. We loved camping here and will be back!

a hidden jewel!

great site, nice woods, if you have a fishing license you can fish off the beach, great for swimming as well because it is a protected cove. Great historical site, an ancient village with historical marker as well as a beautiful totem nearby that tells an interesting story. Nearby in auk harbor is a milkshake to die for. People are friendly, easy to find firewood to have a nice cookout. Not unusual to find deer walking through the campsite. If you are into exercise the University has a gym up the road that you can use for a couple of bucks. Also the bar nearby has a great dart room for those into those kind of things. A couple of mile drive to Eagle River (brown bear) or the glacier (black bear) . you can find bears visiting the creeks and streams this time of year through september. As an afterthought you can rent a kayak and have some fun on the water.

Good simple basecamp

We stayed here when some of the other area campgrounds were full. It is easy to get to the water or trails. There was a guy renting kayaks out of the back of a truck which made our whole day. It’s not a far walk to the water, where you could see otters, seals, whales, cool ducks, starfish, etc. The camping spots are very spread out and private. Some have views and some don’t. We did see bald eagles right on site. All and all a nice place in the National Forest.

Good simple basecamp

We stayed here when some of the other area campgrounds were full. It is easy to get to the water or trails. There was a guy renting kayaks out of the back of a truck which made our whole day. It’s not a far walk to the water, where you could see otters, seals, whales, cool ducks, starfish, etc. The camping spots are very spread out and private. Some have views and some don’t. We did see bald eagles right on site. All and all a nice place in the National Forest.

Tongass National Forest

A small basic campground close to the harbor and downtown with lots of trees. Each site is very private, ours was built up on a little ring of rocks with stairs leading down from the car. If you need accessibility check with the rangers/website for the best options. There’s nothing to really do in the immediate area, but so much close by: kayaking with marine mammals, hiking. This isn’t our top choice in this area but it’s still lovely.

Tongass National Forest

A small basic campground close to the harbor and downtown with lots of trees. Each site is very private, ours was built up on a little ring of rocks with stairs leading down from the car. If you need accessibility check with the rangers/website for the best options. There’s nothing to really do in the immediate area, but so much close by: kayaking with marine mammals, hiking. This isn’t our top choice in this area but it’s still lovely.

Whales Everywhere!

Great place to go whale watching. Seriously! I went for two hours and saw 30 ish breaches. It was incredible. Campgrounds are well kept and well worth your time.

Quiet secluded campsite

Stayed here during a few visits to Juneau and really happy I had a rental car as it isn't too conveniently located from downtown Juneau but that was part of the appeal. Quiet because there weren't many campsites and lots to do in the surrounding areas. Well maintained sites. I recommend whale watching if you get the chance and I also did a lot of beach combing in the area.

Near the slow ferry

I always visited Juneau by ferry. This campground is accessible from the slow ferry, but it is a distance from the cruise ships or airports (as you know Juneau is very spread out for its small population). There is nothing Alaska spectacular about this campground, but it is quaint and nice. It is very RV-oriented.

First to Review
small crowds, simple

Unfortunately, we were unable to stay at this campground (due to scheduling issues) but we did drive around and check it all out so we can know for next time :) The campground doesn't have many sites which make it a very quiet place (at least during the day by our observation). Sites seemed somewhat geared towards RV's but a tent would be fine too. Sites were spacious and quite private. Beautiful area. We plan to come back here and stay a couple nights on another visit!