Kusawa Lake campground closed

Kusawa Lake campground is closed due to construction until further notice.

Kusawa Lake Campground

Road accessible campground
Registration required: 
Total sites: 
Pull through: 
May 15 - September 7, 2020
Gate open:  
May 15 - September 7, 2020
Beware of high winds and waves on this narrow lake.
Site description: 
  • Lower Takhini River begins at Kusawa Lake.
  • Many kayakers and canoeists begin river journeys here.
  • The Tlingit name Kùsawu.â means “narrow lake.”
  • The Southern Tutchone name Nekhu˛ Män means “rafting across lake,” speaking to the narrowest point, where people crossed.
  • Kusawa Lake is popular for boating, fishing and hiking in the nearby mountains.
  • Beware of high winds and waves.
  • Use binoculars to spot Dall’s sheep on the mountains.
  • If you plan to camp here on a long weekend, have a back-up plan in case the campground is full.
  • The gate will remain open for loop 1 after service to this campground has ended. Register your stay (payment not required). Bring your own wood and toilet paper and pack out your garbage. 
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September
Kids walking on sandy trail


Alaska Highway (1)
Highway kilometre: 
Secondary road: 
Kusawa Lake Road
Secondary road kilometre: 
GPS coordinates: 
60.585°N 136.146°W
Map download: 
Kusawa Lake Campground map (470.81 KB)
Site directions: 

Turn south off the highway on to the unpaved Kusawa Lake Road.

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Blue bear-proof recycling bins

Picnic tables

Cook shelter

Fire ring

Boat launch

Boat dock

Hiking trails


At least one wheelchair accessible outhouse

Sandy or cobble beach within short walking distance

Group campsite