May 15 - September 7, 2020
- 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.
Alaska Highway (1)
Secondary road kilometre:
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