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.
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.
Open Season: 01/01
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Juneau, AK
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (6)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: 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.

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