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Craig, Alaska

INCORPORATED 1922
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Our Story

You can feel the charming history in the beautiful town of Craig, Alaska. They have excellent walking trails. The old cannery is an "out and back" type walk that showcases historical artifacts from the Japan Tsunami and at the end is a beautiful hand carved memorial to those lost at sea. The ballpark/graveyard trail is also an "out and back" type that highlights a veterans memorial with a fascinating canopy of trees and many picture friendly sites. The enjoyable 1-mile is low impact, yet slightly challenging is pet-friendly and one you will remember. You can walk "the loop" around Hamilton for a perfect 3 mile walk about. Our Healing Heart Totem Pole is a sacred spot which thousands have visited to share its meaning. We have local artist shops and stores that will ensure you leave with a memorable gift from your trip.  Many local restaurants and taverns and over 25 local B&B's and hotels to choose from, they know you will find a place that makes you feel at home.

Craig also hosts The Island Grind monthly which provides music and entertainment to all followed by a light dessert. Monthly swap meet and events are listed on craigak.com. There's not a month that goes by that doesn't have a special event. The 4th of July is a special time of year with more than 3 days of packed events. This year Craig is hosting the Island Art Extravaganza in September! They offer free site seeing trips through city hall, and you can even volunteer for a day and ride with their local EMS squad or the fight the fire you've always dreamed of!

Tlingit and Haida peoples traditionally used this area for its rich seafood resources, and still do. Craig is the most populous community on Prince of Wales Island and the leading business center.

In the early 1900s, a fish saltery was established on nearby Fish Egg Island and a salmon cannery was built in Craig. Beginning in the 1950s, Craig’s major industry was logging, but with changes in demand and less available timber for sale, the town has diversified into many other economic sectors.

Craig is the retail, service and transportation hub of the Island. Fishing, fish processing, timber operations, government and commercial services provide employment and goods for the community. Tourism and recreational opportunities also abound in Craig and surrounding areas. Among the recreational facilities are a community swimming pool, a city gym and numerous parks. A number of fishing charters and wildlife-watching options are available.

 

Accommodations in Craig, Alaska

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

Available nightly and located in the middle of Craig. Fully furnished 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, complete kitchen for cooking on your own. WiFi and DirecTV. Perfect for work, visiting family, and vacations. 
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Prince of Wales Bed & Breakfast

Full kitchen, private bathroom with walk in shower, 2-queen beds, 1-twin, 1-hide-a-bed. Located in the quiet part of Craig. 5-minute walk to the ballfield. Home of Southeast Alaska Art Glass and Island Charters. Your hosts are Matt & Kathy Peavey.
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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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Anderson Lodge Alaska/Tackle Shack

Experience Alaska with a personal touch! All-inclusive Charter & Self-guided packages for every season in our newly remodeled lodge in Thorne Bay. Call for details and custom packages.

Hiking Near Craig, Alaska

There’s no better way to start your day in Alaska then by taking a hike. Check out the hiking trails located near Craig 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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Sunnahae Mountain Trail

Sunnahae Mountain Trail above Craig offers a workout and amazing views of Craig and the ocean from an alpine summit. New staircases and a gravel trail bed on the first half ease the footpath. Work is continuing to improve the trail to the summit.

Distance: 1 mile
Average: 1.5 hours
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Kegan Lake Trail

This 1/2-mile trail along the creek connects Kegan Cove to the cabin on Kegan Creek and to Kegan Lake. The cabin is located in a protected cove in Moira Sound. Visitors can enjoy ocean fishing, stream fishing, viewing scenery and wildlife, beachcombing.

Distance: .5 miles
Average: 30 minutes

Upcoming Events in Craig, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Craig, 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!
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  • Coordinates
    133°09’ W - 55°28’ N
    Founded
    Late 1800's
    Population
    est 1127
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    907-826-3275
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