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Great place to spend the night

This campground is a three mile hike up into the mountain from the city of Skagway. You’ll end up on the shore in the Taiya Inlet. The sites are placed greatly and the view is spectacular, be weary of the wind. The hike is switchbacks for a mile, then small ups and downs until you descend to the shore. Fire pits, buckets for water, and picnic tables are there. The hike is incredible and recommend going on a sunny day after a long rain. You will run into Lower Lake along the way which also has a few camping spots.

Tent city!

Super Expensive! Most summer seasonal workers. Too crowded and not many facilities. Trash, outhouses. Though, a plus, it's just a short walk to downtown. RV or tent camping. But I suggest finding another place in Skagway.

First to Review
Great afternoon

Start like you're heading to Yakutania Point, and follow the signs for Smugg's. You'll pass trashcans and facilities along the way. At Smugg's, you'll find a picnic table and fire pit. It's much quieter than the Point and better for tent camping. Also great for trail running. I love this spot! Great afternoon hike that can turn into an overnight stay. Pet friendly too! I went bush whacking on the other side of the cove and found some cool spots up the goat trail. But watch out for bears if you’re out in peak season.

Not ideal

Maybe in the winter this would be a better spot. Though beautiful, it's very busy. It's right next to the small boat harbor, and the rail road dock, so there's traffic from fishing boats, the small ferry, and the cruise ships. It's convenient to town, close to the liquor store. The plus side-it's close to Pullen Creek where the salmon run, there are plenty of facilities, and it's close to the trailhead for lower and upper lake.

First to Review
Short hike

Cross the foot bridge over the Skagway River by the airport and follow the signs left. It's an easy trail with a few places to explore and hang out by the water along the way. If you follow it to the Point, you'll pass outhouses and trashcans about half way. There is a picnic table under the trees, then a fire pit close to the shore line. Plenty of places to hang a hammock. For the best views, check out the rocks to the right. Plenty of locals in the evening. Great place to meet people. Pet friendly, as long as your pets are friendly!

Everything you need

It's a little odd but it's got everything you need. Coin showers, laundry, bathrooms inside what feels like a living room. Nice place to hang out. Vending machines and books. RV and Tents. Next to the famous Lighthouse bar. Just a few blocks from the Sheldon Museum and the downtown area. Convenient, plus nice views. Also, the staff is super helpful. I had a last minute overnight stay. I was borrowing a friend’s tent that I had never used before. A staff member and other campers came over to help me fight the wind and set it up. Super sweet!

Scenic

Lots of benefits to this spot-- Haines is one of my most favorite towns in the South East because it's small, residential, and not as touristy. There are plenty of affordable RV parks in the area, but I prefer pitching it on the coast at Portage Cove (no RVs, walking or bike only). It's not far from the ferry terminal or downtown. There are public restrooms. Plus the view of the Chilkat Inlet is perfect to wake up to. Lots of spaces! Though it’s quieter before and after the tourist summer season, the Haines state fair is a blast!!! Art, music, food. Great time to go!

Nice hike

This site is mostly about the hike; not many facilities, but not needed. The first few switchbacks were the worst of the hike. You get a nice view of town on the way up, then you can go around the entire lake. There's a picnic table and several small cleared areas to pitch. The locals and seasonal workers flock here to swim on warm days so expect lots of activity if it's warm out. You can continue on the "Lower Loop" which will take you back down to the trailhead, or you can continue up to Upper Lake.

Secluded

Great if you have a car. I guess you could hitchhike. It’s not walking distance from town, though. Just far enough out of town. Private, quiet, always beautiful. Close to town, waterfall, river. Bear safe trash.

Great location and facilities

Location is convenient next to the rec center and a few blocks from town. The restrooms are clean. There’s a coin operated shower and coin operated laundry on site. There are picnic tables and vending machines as well. Skagway is a great place to stop and this is definitely my favorite rv park. The rate is pretty reasonable in comparison to other parks in town. Plus, you can't beat the view. More spots available during "shoulder seasons" (April or October)