Pickhandle Lake

Recreation site (day use only)
Region: 
Kluane
Serviced: 
May 18 - September 9, 2018

Location

Km marker: 
1,802 Alaska Highway
GPS coordinates: 
61.921°N 140.299°W
Map download: 
Pickhandle Recreation Site Map (703.24 KB)

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

At least one wheelchair accessible outhouse

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history

Description: 
  • 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.