Information About

Robe Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 5' 10.609" N,
146 ° 8' 13.306" W

Region

Valdez

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Robe River

Tributaries

Deep Lake,

Length

2.2 mi (3.54 km)

Elevation

16 ft (4.88 m)

Uses

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Motor Boating

Robe Lake in Detail.

Getting There

Turn off the Richardson Highway. North, after Dayville Rd, if driving from Valdez.

The road from Richardson Highway to the lake is not cleared of snow until late winter when no more snow is expected, usually mid-April.

About

1.5 mi. N of Washbowl Basin and 3 mi. SE of Valdez, Chugach Mts.

Robe Lake is a fair sized lake outside of Valdez. It's fairly gradual drop in depth from the shore. There's a boat launch, limited parking, and no camp spots.

In summer the lake is warm enough to use for recreation. There are long grasses/weeds in the lake below the surface, which are annually cleared.

Robe Lake provides the only suitable rearing area for sockeye. The quality of this rearing area has declined drastically in the past 50 years due to well-documented sedimentation from Corbin Creek (Glacier). Previously, the Robe Lake system supported runs in excess of 40,000 sockeye salmon (ADF&G 1979); now the average run is approximately 5,000 sockeye (Williams 1979).

History

Naming: Named in 1898 by United States Army Captain William Ralph Abercrombie for local prospector, Harvey Robe, who joined Abercrombie's exploration party for a short time.

Until the summer of 2015 there used to be a float pond dock, however it was removed after a long debate about it being installed illegally.

Robe Lake Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Robe Lake.

Places Near Robe Lake
Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Robe Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Prospectors Peak, Abercrombie Mountain, East Peak, Mount Francis, Hogsback, Mount Kate, Meteorite Mountain, Sugarloaf Mountain, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Mount Bonet, Comstock, Embick, Heidi Peak, High Back, Satellite, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Brown Creek, Browns Creek, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Goat Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Browns Creek Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, Hogsback Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, Pack Trail of 1899, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Goat Gully, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,