Near a scenic beach, the campground was once a village site for the Auk Tlingit Natives. There are 11 camping sites and each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring; most meet accessibility standards. There are water faucets and one accessible vault toilet in the campground. It is 15 miles Northwest of Juneau on Glacier Highway.
At a Glance
Open 24 hrs/day during the open season. Opening season is May 1st - September 30th.
Directions: From the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal, turn left and travel approximately one mile. Turn left at Point Louisa Road. After approximately another mile, turn left into the entrance of the campground. From downtown Juneau, travel north on Egan Dr/Glacier Highway approximately 13 miles to Point Louisa Road. Turn left. After approximately another mile, turn left into the entrance of the campground.
Check the tide tables for minus tides (tides below the zero foot tide). Hike along the rocky beach with rubber boots as there may be some wet muddy areas also. Watch your traction on slippery kelp beds and other sea weeds. Sea life will usually get trapped in depressions in the rocks as the tide recedes. Look for limpets, small hermit crabs, sculpin, sea stars, jelly fish, and anemones.
Auk Village is located close to Glacier Highway. This is the coast road that continues for another 27 miles. About half of that distance has been reconstructed with wide shoulders that are ideal for road cycling. Traffic is fairly light and there are several pull outs along the way with views of Lynn Canal and the Chillkat Mountains. As of November 2011, near the 30-mile marker shoulders are minimal and sometimes non-existent between the road and the guard rail.
Camping & Cabins
This site provides drive-up campground camping opportunities near a saltwater beach.
This site can be reserved by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (Internatioanl 518-885-3639) or TDD 877-833-6777 or on-line at www.recreation.gov
Each site has a fire ring. Firewood can be purchased locally, typically at grocery stores and some gas stations.
No. of Sites
11 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
7 of 11
Salt Water Fishing
Salmon can be caught in saltwater anywhere in the rec area, but favored spot is outside of Point Louisa.
king, coho, pink, and chum salmon; dolly Varden char
fly, bait, lures
Views on the beach here are of the Chilkat Mountain range.
Watch from the beach for humpback whales, killer whales, and Dahl's porpoises
Each camp site has a picnic table for campers who have a reserved spot.