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Across the highway just east of the Dayville Road turnoff, a short gravel road ends at Robe Lake where you might see seaplanes landing, kayakers paddling and anglers wetting a hook.”

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Robe Lake

Robe Lake is located outside of Valdez near the Richardson Highway. Robe Lake is a great locale for wildlife viewing. Moose may be seen on the far end of lake, and typical forest birds dwell along Robe Road. Several species of fish may be seen in the lake, including red (sockeye) salmon, silver (coho) salmon, and Dolly Varden. Look out for trumpeter swans and river otters as well. Lodging is available at the lake with Robe Lake Lodge

Robe Lake

Robe Lake. Photo by Gary Minish

How to Get There

If traveling from Valdez, take the Richarson Highway out of town and turn left on Robe Lake Road. 

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Fishing in Robe Lake and Robe River

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's regulations for Robe River and Robe Lake:

  • Upstream of the Richardson Highway (including Robe Lake):
    • ​Open year-round to all species except salmon.
  • ​Downstream from Richardson Highway to ADF&G markers 300 feet downstream of its confluence with the Lowe River:
    • ​Only single hook, artificial flies with a hook gap of ⅜ inch or less between point and shank are allowed.
    • Salmon (except king salmon): 3 per day, 3 in possession, of which only 1 per day, 1 in possession may be a sockeye salmon and only 1 per day, 1 in possession may be a coho (silver) salmon.
  • ​From the ADF&G markers 300 feet downstream of its confluence with the Lowe River:
    • ​Open year-round to all species except salmon.

 

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