Information About

Chilkat Lake

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Chilkat Lake on The Map

Location

59 ° 19' 54.94" N,
135 ° 53' 51.29" W

Region

Haines

Nearest City

Haines

Tributary to

Tsirku River

Tributaries

Anman Creek,

Tlingit Name

Áa ká

Length

6 mi (9.66 km)

Elevation

174 ft (53.04 m)

Uses

Chilkat Lake in Detail.

About

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

History

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).