Eagles Nest Campground


Eagle's Nest Campground is nestled in the forest above the scenic Balls Lake. The campground provides 12 camping sites, including ten drive-in sites and two walk-in locations along the lake side. One centrally located, two-stall outhouse is provided. Eagle's Nest is perfect for families traveling through Prince of Wales Island that want to stop and rest at a beautiful, well-cared for campground in the center of the Island. Eagle's Nest also offers an accessible Interpretive Trail that describes the salmon cycle in the stream, as well as longer hiking trail. Special Features: Eagle's Nest Campground offers something for all visitors. A boat launch on Balls Lake provides a launching point for campers with a canoe or kayak. Fish from boat or shore for trout and Dolly Varden. The Balls Lake Trail passes through the Campground, offering a 2.5 mile hike all the way around the lake. Swans, kingfisher, and ducks may be seen along with an array of riparian plants. The accessible Eagle's Nest Interpretive Trail (.5 miles one-way) provides a path through huge spruce trees, beside Control Creek, where salmon come to spawn.

At a Glance

Reservations: Campground sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are in a group and wish to book adjacent sites ahead of time, this may be possible; please call the Craig Ranger District at 907-826-3271.
Fees $8/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$8/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Thorne Bay
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The Campground Is located off of Forest Highway 42 (State Highway 925) two miles east of Control Lake Junction. USGS Map Craig C-2.


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Campground Camping

Reservation and fee required ($8 a night) May 15 to Sept 15.
No. of Sites 9 single site(s), 2 double site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70751&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Fire Information Campfire rings provided at each camp site.
No. of Accessible sites None


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