Fodor's Expert Review Wood-Tikchik State Park

Wood-Tikchik State Park Park (National/State/Provincial)

Located in the Bristol Bay region, this park is the nation's largest state park thanks to its 1.6 million acres of water-based wildlands (despite its inland setting). Two separate groups of interconnected lakes, some up to 45 miles long, dominate the park. Grizzlies, caribou, porcupines, eagles, and loons abound in the park's forests and tundra, but Wood-Tikchik is best known for its fish. The park's lakes and streams are critical spawning habitat for five species of Pacific salmon. They also support healthy populations of rainbow trout, arctic char, arctic grayling, and northern pike. Because of this, Wood-Tikchik is a Holy Grail locale for serious anglers and boaters with paddles. Wood-Tikchik has no maintained trails and few visitor amenities. Most campsites here are primitive, and anyone planning to explore the park should be experienced in backcountry travel and camping. Besides the many large lakes and streams, the park's landscape includes rugged mountains, glaciers, and vast... READ MORE

Located in the Bristol Bay region, this park is the nation's largest state park thanks to its 1.6 million acres of water-based wildlands (despite its inland setting). Two separate groups of interconnected lakes, some up to 45 miles long, dominate the park. Grizzlies, caribou, porcupines, eagles, and loons abound in the park's forests and tundra, but Wood-Tikchik is best known for its fish. The park's lakes and streams are critical spawning habitat for five species of Pacific salmon. They also support healthy populations of rainbow trout, arctic char, arctic grayling, and northern pike. Because of this, Wood-Tikchik is a Holy Grail locale for serious anglers and boaters with paddles. Wood-Tikchik has no maintained trails and few visitor amenities. Most campsites here are primitive, and anyone planning to explore the park should be experienced in backcountry travel and camping. Besides the many large lakes and streams, the park's landscape includes rugged mountains, glaciers, and vast expanses of tundra.

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