Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Drinking Water
About Portage Cove Campground

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

ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Toilets
No Water Hookups
Portage Cove Campground is located in Haines State Forest in Alaska
59.2264 N
-135.425 W
Get Directions
Haines Highway turns into Beach Road. Portage Cove SRS is located at approximately 1 mile Beach Road.
2 Reviews of Portage Cove Campground

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!

First to Review
Lovely little tenting site

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!