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Hollis, Alaska

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Welcome to Hollis, where your Prince of Wales Island journey begins and everybody waves. Hollis is on the east side of Prince of Wales Island, 22 miles east of Craig and 35 miles west of Ketchikan by water. Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) brings island residents and visitors to Hollis from Ketchikan every day. IFA’s homeport and our floatplane dock are in Clark Bay on Twelve Mile Arm.

Originally a bustling mining town and later a logging camp, Hollis was settled after 1980 through state land sales. Hollis is now a nonprofit community with an elected community council. Hollis Public Library has internet service and books and movies for visitors to enjoy. The library hosts a summer reading program for all kids. Hollis’ small public dock is just down the road from the library.

Hollis Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) and Emergency Medical Services are equipped with a modern building, a pumper truck and ambulance. Members collaborate with the school for EMT training and conduct a Junior Fire Department program. Every August, HVFD hosts the Chili & Cornbread Feed, Art & Farmers’ Market and Fundraiser—a chance to vie for the Golden Ladle honoring the best chili on the island.

Hollis School’s 25 pre-K through 12th-grade students participate in mastery learning. Two teachers support multi-age groups’ academic skill development and exploration through rich reading and writing, projects, art and  fieldwork. The school’s chickens, geese and ducks, outdoor art and large garden reflect students' learning.

The best place to watch the stars in Hollis is at the overlook and welcome sign. It has a bulletin board that gives important information about what is going on in Hollis. The Harris River picnic area, with a covered shelter, tables and a fireplace, allows you to relax after a walk on the foot trail, a game of horseshoes and fishing in the adjacent river.

Accommodations in Hollis, Alaska

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

Now offering NEW lodging options for 2022. Hollis cabin has 2-bedrooms, sleeps 5; All three Craig apartments are fully-furnished including WiFi, W/D, linens/towels, pots/pans, and dishes. Apt A has 2-bedrooms, sleeps 5; Apt B has 1-bedroom, sleeps 4; Apt C has 1-bedroom, sleeps 2.

Hiking Near Hollis, Alaska

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

Twenty Mile Spur Trail

Twenty Mile Spur Trail is located near Hollis that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as easy and is commonly used for hiking, birding, and mountain biking.

Distance: 3 miles
Average: 1.5 hours

Harris River Interpretive Area and Harris River Access Trail

Harris River Interpretive Area and Harris River Access Trail / 1.3 mi / 1.5 hours / difficult / Hollis Highway The Harris River picnic area, with a covered shelter, tables and a fireplace, allows you to relax after a walk on the foot trail, a game of horseshoes and fishing in the adjacent river.

Distance: 1.3 miles
Average: 1.5 hours

Upcoming Events in Hollis, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Hollis, 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!
  • Start: September 7th, 2024
    Location: Hollis Fire Hall
    Contact: Hollis VFD
    Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Coordinates
    132° 40’ W Longitude — 55° 29’ N Latitude

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