Camp at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau

Boy Scout Beach Parking - Search Nearby - Added by Carter Clark

Tucked away beach with expansive wildlife and stunning views

Far from where the tourists venture, this is an incredible hang out and camping spot in Juneau. The trailhead is at the 25 mile marker on Glacier Hwy. There are a couple of roads when you exit the highway, but stick to the right and you will end up in an obvious parking lot. From here, there is only one trailhead. It is a flat, mile and a half walk through some wet forests to the beach. 

There you will find incredible views of both the Chilkat and Coastal ranges. With a huge tidal change, the leftover sea creatures serve as a great food source for a large variety of wildlife, especially bald eagles. Seals, sea lions, and whales can be seen as well, especially when the salmon are running. 

Be aware of the tide charts before you head out, as high tide can cover the entire beach at times.  

Distance

1.5 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Groups
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

Glacier Bay Lodge

Gustavus, Alaska

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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