Photograph courtesy of B Watson
Welcome to the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce in Klawock, Alaska NOW POSTED ON WEB SITE! 2014 Prince of Wales Island Visitor Guide is here!
Prince of Wales Island is the accessible composite of Alaska. A little of everything that people love about this Great Land.
We have fishing and whales and mountains and a magnificent forest. We have friendly small towns and trails that take you to solitude.
Craig’s ocean front yard offers optimal fishing, crabbing, and whale-watching. The town’s backyard has one of the best hikes on the island, leading to a 3,000-foot vantage over the community and miles and miles of islands. Klawock is a bike ride or a short walk from a river that spawns four species of salmon and a lake with some of the island’s biggest trout.
Thorne Bay’s roots as a logging town are proudly visible while its residents provide a worthy travel destination. Fishing is great on its namesake river and the town is close to fun and relaxation at Sandy Beach.
The island’s more than 2,000 miles of roads provide unmatched daily itineraries among these towns and others such as Coffman Cove, Hydaburg, and Naukati Bay. Every town will show you their own take on what it means to be an Alaskan community.
Nowhere else in North America are such extensive limestone caves open to explorers. Nowhere else in the 49th state is there such easy access to two proud Native cultures and logging towns.
Prince of Wales Island is full of opportunities to do-what-you- like. We have a wide variety of outdoor activities to participate in from hiking trails to bird watching; from fishing to whale watching; from cavern exploration to bear viewing. These are just part of your experience while you drive our road system and hike our trails. We truly are a "theme park" for the outdoor lover.