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Klawock, Alaska

INCORPORATED 1929
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Klawock is on the central western shore of Prince of Wales Island. Because of its location, Klawock is the “Crossroads” of the island. The paved Scenic Byways intersect here, leading south to Craig, east to Hollis and the ferry terminal and north to communities on the northern half of the Island. Many services are available in the community, as indicated by the icons. Klawock can lay claim to a pair of distinctions: the community has the largest employee-owned sawmill and only airport runway on the Island. Klawock also has a deepwater port suitable for loading large ships.

The townsite was a summer fishing camp until Tlingit chief Kloo-wah permanently moved his clan here from a village in Moira Sound. Klawock is known historically as the site of the first salmon cannery in Alaska. Klawock is a significant center of Tlingit culture, with an annual celebration of Elizabeth Peratrovich’s pioneering civil rights
work on behalf of Alaska Natives.

The totem park has 21 poles that are masterfully carved replicas of the original totem poles that stood in Tuxekan, the original winter village of the Heenya Kwaan people. In recent years, the raising of new totem poles in the traditional manner has prompted grand celebrations. A heritage center with a longhouse and a carving shed are near the edge of town. Visitors are welcome to see the carving activity and visit with the carvers when they are working.

Accommodations in Klawock, Alaska

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

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

The new Swan Song Trail is across the highway from the Black Bear Lake gravel pit. It extends about four-tenths of a mile through timber fringe and tidal grass flats. A WWII-era plane that crash-landed decades ago remains on the shore. Trail users are urged to be bear-aware. Swan Song Trail leads to a tidal grass flat […]

Distance: .4 miles
Average: 30 minutes
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One Duke Trail

The name of One Duke Trail winks at the Forest Service’s One Duck Trail off of Hydaburg Road. Like its near-namesake, One Duke Trail leads to an alpine area; Big Salt Inlet and areas around Klawock are visible from the summit. Logging road runs about a mile; ATVs are permitted on this stretch. The trail […]

Distance: 1 mile
Average: 1 hour

Upcoming Events in Klawock, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Klawock, 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
133°05’ W Longitude — 55°33’ N Latitude
Founded
1868
Population
est. 850
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(907) 755-2261
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