This quiet, family campground is nestled on Byers Lake at the foot of Kesugi Ridge and is an access point to Kesugi Ridge trail via the Cascade trail. The area offers spectacular views of Mt. Denali. It is located 147 miles north of Anchorage and 90 miles from the National Park Service entrance. Burbot, Lake and Rainbow Trout fishing. Byers Lake has three Public-Use Cabins for nightly rental.
Summit Lake State Recreation Site is located at mile 19.6 Hatcher Pass Road, approximately 2 miles past the Independence Mine State Historic Park turnoff. Hatcher Pass Summit is in the park at an elevation of 3,886 feet. Road access to the park is limited to the summer months, usually July thru late September. The Hatcher Pass Road is maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation in cooperation with Alaska State Parks.