Chilkat State Park, seven miles south of Haines, is less visited than Chilkoot Lake, probably because it’s further from town and the road is gravel. But don’t let that stop you. The park is quiet, it’s one of the best local areas to look for moose, and the view of the Rainbow Glacier—a hanging glacier with a huge waterfall dropping from its face—is world-class. There’s a picnic area, small campground, and boat launch area (the dock is no longer in service). You’ll also find a beach that’s great for strolling, a short trail along the shoreline, and the trailhead for the seven-mile Seduction Point trail that leads to nearby Moose Meadows.
- Mile 6.8 off Mud Bay Rd , AK Driving Directions