in the Haines Borough
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (loo' tack)
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
- Borough/Census Area FIPS Code
- Place FIPS
Fisheries Participation and Earnings
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Issued
- CDQ Participant
- CQE Eligible
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Facilities and Amenities
Geography and Climate
- Lutak lies just north of Haines, near Lutak Inlet and Chilkoot Lake, in the Haines Borough.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
- The area has a maritime climate characterized by cool summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures range from 46 to 76 °F; winter temperatures range from 13 to 36 °F.
History and Culture
- The Tlingit Indian name Lutak was first published in 1923. Historically Chilkat Indian territory, Haines is now predominantly a non-Native community. There are two Chilkat Indian Villages in the area, the Chilkoot in Haines and the Chilkat in Klukwan. Haines is home to the world's largest congregation of bald eagles, who feed from the hot spring-fed rivers. The Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve, located 18 miles from Haines, is a major attraction in Southeast Alaska.
- Lutak is best described as a development in the greater Haines area, rather than a clearly defined community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- The transportation facilities of Haines are nearby, including a deep water port and dock, airport, state ferry, and road connection.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection