Auke Rec Picnic Site
The Auke Recreation Picnic Area is on a beach on the northern shoreline of Auke Bay, and was once a village site for the Auk Tlingit Natives. Often in the summer, porpoises can be seen from the beach as they break the surface of the water. Conveniently located adjacent to the Auk Village Campground, the area has 11 picnic sites, 5 of the sites have shelters, and one of the shelters is available for reservation. There are 6 vault toilets and several potable drinking water faucets dispersed throughout the area. The shelters and picnic sites are widely spaced from each other. A continuous pathway stretches from one end of the area to the other connecting the picnic areas. The area is a 14 mile drive from downtown Juneau north along Glacier Highway. The area is only one and a half miles north of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||6 am - Midnight|
|Reservations:||Reservations may be made at the Juneau Ranger District, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Phone: 907-586-8800 Voice: 907-790-7444 TTY
|Fees:||Fee is $10 per hour with a minimum fee of $20 and a maximum fee of $100 payable at time of reservation. The shelter can be rented for a maximum of 18 hours per day. There are no partial hour charges, any portion of an hour will be rounded up to the next hour. Camp stamps, Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passports are not accepted. Refunds must be applied for in writing to the office which issued the permit prior to 10 days before the reserved date. The original permit must accompany the written request. One change in picnic shelter reservation date may be granted if requested before the above-stated 10 day period. See FSH 6509.14 RO supplement 95-2 sec. 154 for procedure. Refunds are not made if inclement weather conditions or other acts of nature beyond the Forest Service control cause the permittee to not use the shelter at the designated time.|
|Closest Towns:||Juneau, AK|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (6)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: Travel north on Egan Dr/Glacier Highway approximately 13 miles to Point Louisa Road. Turn left. Parking for the picnic area is on the left within a half mile of Glacier Highway.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
TidepoolingCheck 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.
Salt Water FishingSalmon can be caught in saltwater anywhere in the rec area, but favored spot is outside of Point Louisa.
|Fish Species||king, coho, pink, and chum salmon; dolly Varden char|
|Fishing Mode||bank, boat|
|Fishing Method||fly, bait, lures|
Viewing SceneryViews on the beach here are of the Chilkat Mountain range.
PicnickingAuke Rec picnic site has 11 picnic sites, 5 of the sites have shelters, and one of the shelters is available for reservation. On a nice day even if there aren't any shelters available, it can be fun to spread out a blanket on the beach to picnic.
Group PicnickingAuke Rec picnic site has 11 picnic sites, 5 of the sites have shelters, and one of the shelters is available for reservation. On a nice day even if there aren't any shelters available, it can be fun to spread out a blanket on the beach to picnic.
|No. of Sites||11|
|Reservation Info||Call the Juneau Ranger District at 907-586-8800, or stop in at 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau, AK 99801|
SwimmingNo life guard is on duty. Swim at your own risk. The water is cold and swimmers may choose only to go on the warmest of days.
|Clothing Requirements||bathing suit or a wet suit.|
|Water Temperature||Forty to sixty degrees Fahrenheit|