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Coffman Cove, Alaska

INCORPORATED 1989
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Our Story

The City of Coffman Cove is along the Inside Passage on the east side of Prince of Wales Island. The community began as a logging camp in the 1950s. After the pulp mill in Ketchikan closed in the late 1990s, Coffman Cove reinvented itself. Residents in this community on the shore of a beautiful, protected bay developed commercial and  recreational fishing to give them opportunities to stay.

Coffman Cove is an active community with a number of services for visitors. Access is via floatplane, boat or the scenic byway road in the center of the island. At the entrance to Coffman Cove is a big bay that’s great for beachcombing at low tide and ideal for spotting whales and other marine life when the tide is in. A covered picnic area and attractive businesses are located on the bay.

Coffman Cove was the site of a large archaeological project excavating a village of the Stikine Tlingit people; the settlement dates to 9,000 B.C. Nearby are many U.S. Forest Service recreational trails that lead to fishing streams and cabins, as well as opportunities for canoeing and boating. In summer, the City of Coffman Cove hosts two fishing derbies and the annual By the Sea Arts & Seafood Festival. See the events calendar in this guide or take your browser to www.ccalaska.com for more information.

Accommodations in Coffman Cove, Alaska

There are plenty of places to stay in Coffman Cove, but they can fill up fast especially in the summer months so it’s best to plan ahead. Check out the accommodations available in Coffman Cove and contact them today to book your trip!
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Salt Chuck Lodging

Waterfront, 1-bedroom, upstairs, furnished apartment. Full kitchen, private entrance, with all amenities. 3 miles from Klawock airport, WiFi, Direct TV, washer and dryer. Book through airbnb.com.
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Phone: 907-401-1067
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Lighthouse Inn

Beautiful year-round waterfront lodging. Clean & comfortable one bedroom apartment. Fully furnished kitchenette. Full bathroom with TV sitting room, wireless Internet. Accommodates 1-4 people.
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Mac's Fish Camp, LLC

Enjoy the 2-bedroom, fully furnished, apartment at Mac's Fish Camp, LLC. Charter packages available. Independent travelers, families, and novice fisherpeople are welcome. Located on the water.
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Sunnahae Hotel & Cabins

Our goal is to provide you with a positive, memorable experience while making you feel at home away from home. You can expect spotless, affordable rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hiking Near Coffman Cove, Alaska

There’s no better way to start your day in Alaska then by taking a hike. Check out the hiking trails located near Coffman Cove and add them to your itinerary. You’ll be sure to hear and see a plethora of wildlife and abundant plant life in the forests!
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Honker Divide Canoe Route

Honker Divide Canoe Route is a challenging 33-mile paddle on rivers and lakes. It is Prince of Wales Island's longest trail which traverses through the heart of the island, giving paddlers views of mountain, muskegs and open river. The Honker Divide Canoe Route is a challenging paddle, with the first 7-miles being against the current, but […]

Distance: 33 miles
Average: 3-5 days
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Hatchery Creek Trail

Hatchery Creek Trail, just off the pavement via the Coffman Cove road, is a half-mile boardwalk trail winding through open mossy older-growth forest and muskegs. It terminates in a large viewing platform, where visitors can see salmon jumping the falls during runs. Black bears sometimes appear when the area is quiet. Human fisher-folk do well […]

Distance: .5 miles
Average: 20 minutes

Upcoming Events in Coffman Cove, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Coffman Cove, Alaska during your visit. Attending local events is a great way to get immersed in the rich culture on Prince of Wales Island. There are many festivals and celebrations planned throughout the year!
Coordinates
132° 50’ W Longitude — 56° 01’ N Latitude
Founded
1950s
Population
est. 200
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907-329-2233
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