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Hydaburg, Alaska

INCORPORATED 1927
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Hydaburg, on the southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island, is accessible by floatplane, boat or by driving the Hydaburg Highway. The blacktop road to Hydaburg is off the Hollis Highway and contains turnoffs that lead to Forest Service trails, picnic areas and points of interest.

During the early 1700s, a group of Haida people crossed from Haida Gwaii (formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands) to Prince of Wales Island. The first migration landed in Kasaan; others later established major settlements at Howkan, Hlinkwaan, K’ay, K’aanii, Sukwaan and Kuy Gandlaas. In 1911, these villages consolidated in Hydaburg.

Hydaburg is the most populous community of Haidas in the U.S. The community is rooted in tribal values and relies on historical and cultural relationships to the land and sea; residents take great pride in their ability to harvest resources in a traditional manner. A totem park was built in Hydaburg during the 1930s. New poles have been raised in the park in recent years due to a growing interest in preserving traditions of the Haida people.

An excellent time to visit is during the annual Hydaburg Culture camp. The community comes together to teach Haida language, song, dance, carving, weaving, beading, and traditional food gathering and preparation. The camp is followed by Haida Festival. These events are usually in the last week of July.

Hydaburg hosts a large number of Haida artists, carvers and weavers. Please feel free to contact the HCA office with questions at 907-285-3665 or [email protected]

Accommodations in Hydaburg, Alaska

There are plenty of places to stay in Hydaburg, but they can fill up fast especially in the summer months so it’s best to plan ahead. Check out the accommodations available in Hydaburg 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 Hydaburg, Alaska

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

This relatively flat trail offers good wildlife viewing and leads to Trocadero Bay, ending at Snipe Creek. From there hikers can follow another path which leads to the Trocadero Bay estuary.

Distance: 1.3 miles
Average: 1 hour
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One Duck Trail

One Duck Trail is a mountain alpine trail off the Hydaburg road. Steep slopes are strenuous but afford access to world-class Sitka black-tailed deer hunting in season. An older three-sided shelter at the top of the trail is available first-come, first-served.

Distance: 1.25 miles
Average: 2 hours
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Dog Salmon Fish Pass

Dog Salmon Fish Pass wildlife viewing area is on Forest Road 2100 (Polk Road) about 12 miles from the Hydaburg Highway turnoff (Highway 913) toward Polk Inlet. It’s about a two-hour drive from Craig. This wildlife viewing area offers excellent opportunities to watch from an elevated vantage as black bears feed on salmon. Fish congregate […]

Distance: .2 miles
Average: 10 minutes
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Canoe Point Trail

The trailhead is located at the Canoe Point Picnic Area in Trocadero Bay which is roughly 8-miles by water from Craig. This trail can only be accessed by boat or float plane. It is a short trail that leads to a spectacular 130-foot waterfall. This area is a popular destination for boaters and kayakers. Salmon […]

Distance: .25 miles
Average: 15 minutes

Upcoming Events in Hydaburg, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Hydaburg, 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
32°49’ W Longitude — 55°12’ N Latitude
Founded
1912
Population
376
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907-530-7112
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