A tidal plain and site of long docks and crowds of ships disembarking gold-seekers, Dyea once dwarfed Skagway in a population and activity. Today it’s best known as the trailhead for the 33-mile Chilkoot Trail. The municipality of Skagway maintains this free primitive campground of about 20 sites on the Dyea flats, a moraine that’s one of the broadest flat spots in Southeast Alaska. It’s walking distance to the remains of the historic Dyea townsite. On a self-guided walking tour, you can find the old streets and house sites reclaimed by the forest. On the expansive beaches and tidal flats, find timber stumps remaining from Dyea’s storied docks. Vehicles longer than 24 feet are discouraged, due to rough roads. Vault restrooms, fire rings and picnic tables are provided. For more information, contact the Skagway Visitor’s Center.
Campground & RV Park