Chilkat Lake

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 59 ° 19' 54.94" N, 135 ° 53' 51.29" W
  • Region: Haines
  • Nearest City: Haines
  • Uses:
  • Tlingit Name: Áa ká
  • Length: 6 mi (9.66 km)
  • Elevation: 174 ft (53.04 m)
  • Tributary to: Tsirku River
  • Tributaries: Anman Creek,


trends NW, SW of Klukwan and 23 mi. SW of Skagway, St. Elias Mts. 6 miles long.

Named for the Chilkat tribe of Tlingit Indians by the U.S. Navy in 1880. The name was published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 198). It was called "Tschilkat S(ee)," of "Tschilkat Lake," by Aurel and Arthur Krause (1883, map).



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