Kusawa Lake campground closed

Loops 2 and 3 of Kusawa Lake territorial campground, including the group use area and trail heads, are closed due to heavy rainfall. A 24-hour, rain-free period is required before they can be reopened.

Kusawa Lake

Road accessible campground
May 17 - September 9, 2019
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.