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Welcome to the
Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce
in Klawock, Alaska
Prince of Wales Island is the accessible composite of Alaska: A little of everything that people love about the 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 back yard 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, logging towns and great mud-bog racing. All of that, plus a limit of salmon from local waters, makes this island an ideal Alaskan destination. And the wildlife: eagles, deer and even black bear are just a part of the experience while you drive our roads and hike our trails.
Prince of Wales is a do-what-you-feel-like island. Nature and the people who live here have created
what you might call a theme park for the outdoor lover.
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Website updated 5/10/2013 (changes made to this page)