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Coffman Cove



Photo by Janet Dar King
Founded in 1950s / incorporated 1989 /Population est. 200 /
City Hall 907-329-2233       www.ccalaska.com
 
Founded as a base for loggers and thriving for decades in that role, Coffman Cove is reinventing itself as a hub for the fishing Industry and recreational outfitters on the northeast coast of the island.
The closing of the Ketchikan Pulp Co. in 1997, compelled residents to find other economic niches. Visitor services include overnight lodging with meals, an RV-trailer park with laundry and showers, cabin rentals, guided stream fishing, vehicle rentals, outdoor recreational rentals and sales, fishing charters on the beautiful Inside Passage. Small businesses are broadly based and include oyster farming, gift sales, a gas station, a liquor store and bar, take-out food, lodging, fishing charters, welding, construction and contracting.  
Sweetwater Lake Courtesy of Lis Aanrud


Access to Coffman Cove is via the Prince of Wales Island Scenic byway. The paved road has increased economic vitality of the community.   Recreational fishing along the shore and in nearby streams is very good.  Luck Lake offers a nice beach for camping and amazing surroundings for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and prime trout fishing.  Eagle Creek, Luck Creek, and Log Jam Creek produce exciting stream fishing.  Sweetwater Lake provides a fun adventure by kayak, canoe or small boat through a lagoon leading to Barnes Lake.  Forest Service cabins serve overnight paddlers at both lakes.  Tour the Honker Divide canoe trail through peaceful, radiant land.  An accommodating boardwalk leads to Hatchery Creek Falls, with breathtaking views.  There is a  state-owned seaplane base,  boat harbor, and launch ramp in Coffman Cove. Rainforest Islands Ferry is a passenger/vehicle service between Coffman Cove, Wrangell, & Petersburg (via S Mitkof), Friday & Sunday, May 1st-Sept 30th, 2017. Mini-coach shuttle service connects with the ferry at Coffman Cove & S Mitkoff.                                                                                                                                      Sweetwater Lake Courtesy of Lisa Aanrud
Rainforest Islands Ferry taken from their  web site
Photo Courtesy of Rainforest Islands Ferry
Photo Courtesy of Rainforest Islands Ferry


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