Kusawa Lake campground closed

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

Kusawa Lake

Road accessible campground
May 15 - September 7, 2020
Total sites: 
Pull through: 
Campground peak times: 
May June July August September


Km marker: 
1,489 Alaska Highway + 23 on Kusawa Road
GPS coordinates: 
60.585°N 136.146°W
Map download: 
Kusawa Lake Campground map (470.81 KB)

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

  • 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.