May 17 - September 8, 2019
1,802 Alaska Highway
Pickhandle Recreation Site Map (703.24 KB)
Bear proof garbage bins
At least one wheelchair accessible outhouse
Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history
- The Tlingit Chilkat, Southern and Northern Tutchone and Copper River peoples traditionally gathered here to trade.
- The Southern Tutchone name Chetthel Chi means “stone axe handle lake.” This refers to the copper found nearby.
- Good place for bird watching in the fall. Watch from the viewing deck. You will also see moose, beaver, muskrat and otter.
- You can get to The Pickhandle Lakes Habitat Protection Area by boat on the Koidern River.