The small town of Haines lies at the north end of Alaska's southeast panhandle. Unlike most towns in Southeast Alaska, you can reach Haines by road as well as ferry. The Haines Highway runs from Haines Junction, Yukon, 150 miles south to Haines, AK.
Portage Cove State Recreational Site sits on the shoreline near downtown Haines and offers a wonderful view of the Chilkoot Inlet and surrounding mountains. There are a handful of campsites, but only for bicycle or walk-in camping.
Facilities: ADA Facility - Yes 7 Acres 9 Campsites ($10) Tent Only Camping Limit - 7 nights Latrines - Handicap symbol Water Parking Scenic Overlook
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!
Just a short walk from 'downtown' Haines, this lovely little campground is just great! There is easy access to the beach, with a wonderful view of Haines and the fjords and mountains. It is a very basic walk-in tent campground, which was absolutely perfect!