Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing for Steelhead, Trout, and all five pacific salmon species in Ward Lake, a popular fishing destination.  To access the trailhead parking area follow the North Tongass Highway to the Revilla Road junction. Turn right and follow to the intersection with Ward Lake Road; turn right again. Follow Ward Lake Road to the Day Use parking area. The trail loops around the shore of Ward Lake. Hikers may go either direction and return to the parking area. There is also access from a small parking area between Unit 9 and Unit 10 in the Signal Creek Campground, or from the parking available at the Grassy Point Picnic Area.

Special Designations Refer to Alaska fishing regulations for bag limits and special restrictions that may apply

Fish Species: Cutthroat Trout, Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Pink Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Chum Salmon, Steelhead

Fishing Mode: Bank

Jeff's family is the original owner of the lodge property, purchasing the land from the Federal Government in the 1940′s. Jeff started fishing every summer with his grandfather in the 80's, and was instantly hooked on fishing. Over the years, visiting friends and family would all comment to Jeff, “Wow you should really build a fishing lodge here.” One day in 2005 he did. Today Jeff's property and the land he developed has become known as Chinook Shores — an Alaska fishing lodge for guided and self-guided anglers.