Ward Lake Roadside Picnic Site

The Ward Lake Day Use Area is located within the Ward Lake recreation area north of Ketchikan. Come to relax and picnic on the shores of Ward Lake and enjoy easily accessible hiking and fishing as well. Three campgrounds are also present in the area if you want to turn your day trip into an overnight adventure.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Ward Lake Day Use Area is open daily from 6am-10pm.
Fees: Free
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Travel north from Ketchikan on the North Tongass Highway. Turn right onto Revilla Road and take the next right onto Ward Lake Road. Follow this road until you reach the day use parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing for Steelhead, Trout, and all 5 pacific salmon species in Ward Lake, a popular fishing destination
Fishing Mode boat, bank
Fish Species Cutthroat Trout, Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, Steelhead

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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