AUK VILLAGE CAMPGROUND

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Overview

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.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.907-586-8800N