Inside Passage and Tongass National Forest
The Tongass National Forest covers 17 million acres and includes islands, mountains, glaciers, ice fields, fjords, waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. Included in the forest is Prince of Wales Island, one of the largest islands in the US. On the island is El Capitan cave, with a network of passages. Tours of the cave are offered by the Forest Service during the summer months.The Forest Service also provides rental cabins, most of which are accessible only by air.
Misty Fiords National Monument
Misty Fiords National Monument, located along the southern border of Tongass National Forest, was established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter. It is an uninhabited area of wilderness and home to an abundance of wildlife. It was named Misty Fiords due to the almost constant precipitation in the area.Misty Fiords is a popular area for kayaking, camping, fishing, hiking, and sightseeing. The area is frequently visited by cruise ships or chartered boats. Ketchikan is the usual starting point for tours of Misty Fiords.
Address: Box 6117, Ketchikan, AK 99901, United States
Wrangell Museum, Wrangell
Clausen Memorial Museum, Petersburg
Wrangell-St Elias National Park
Official site: www.nps.gov/wrst/
Address: 106.8 Old Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573, United States
George Ashby Memorial Museum, Copper Center
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