The Lake No. 3 dispersed camping area is named for the lake that one of the sites overlooks. This small camping area has 2 hardened campsites, fire rings and picnic tables available for visitors looking for a more secluded camping area. Special Features: Lake No. 3 dispersed campsite is a nice, small site without a lot of amenities. It is within a mile of the Salt Chuck Trail , which brings hikers to an interesting abandoned copper mine site. The campsite is also close to Lake Ellen and No. 3 Lake. Many visitors hike down to these lakes to swim or fish for trout and Dolly Varden. The second growth stands nearby are good spots to pick berries and may offer opportunities to see deer and bears.
At a Glance
Thorne Bay, Kasaan
Directions: Lake No. 3 camping area can be accessed by turning off of State Highway 925 at Goose Creek Bridge approximately 5 miles west of Thorne Bay onto Forest Road 2030 (Goose Creek Road). Follow Forest Road 2030 to where it turns into 2030790 at the Ellen Creek Bridge.
Camping & Cabins
No reservation or fee required year round.
Campfire rings provided at each camp site.
No. of Sites
2 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
Lake and Pond Fishing
Close to the campsite, Lake (Ellen) #3 provides fishing for many species.
Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged for steelhead and cutthroat as wild populations are fragile in many waters throughout the area.
Wildlife includes Sitka black-tailed deer, black bears and wolves. Hunting for these species in designated seasons. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunting and fishing regulations.
OHV Riding & Camping
OHV Trail Riding
The 203000 Road is open to all vehicles. So OHV users can ride the road system and camp at the Lake No. 3 Dispersed camping area.
Class of Vehicle
The Lake No. 3 dispersed camping area is named for the lake that one of the sites overlooks. This small camping area has a hardened campsite, a fire ring and a picnic table available for visitors looking for a more secluded camping area. The site can be used for picnicking on a first-come, first-served basis.