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Naukati Bay, Alaska

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Our Story

Naukati Bay on the northwestern shore of Prince of Wales Island began as a logging camp and remains an unincorporated community. Historically, Alaska Natives camped here and called the bay Naukatee. It is the gateway to Sea Otter Sound, which is rich in marine life and wildlife.

Several attractions draw people to the community and services available here are indicated by the icons to the right.

A floating dock and boat launch are near the Naukati Bay Shellfish Nursery, where oyster spat (seeds) are grown and provided to a number of oyster farms in the area. Naukati Bay is the hub of the fast-growing oyster production industry on Prince of Wales Island. Commercial operations around Sea Otter Sound range from small farms, with about 100,000 oysters in floating arrays, to large facilities that keep as many as 1.5 million oysters feeding on the sound's rich nutrients. Oysters from this area are sold to Alaskan retailers, the cruise industry, lodges and restaurants and shellfish connoisseurs as far away as Hawaii.

A covered picnic area is open to the public and is a favorite gathering place for community activities. Naukati Bay’s Fourth of July celebration includes an axe throwing contest, a skunk cabbage contest and games for children, closing with a brilliant display of fireworks.

The community is on the way to many of the Forest Service’s well-maintained trails; numerous creeks and lakes are also nearby off the Scenic Byway. Accessible from the Naukati Bay area are Sarkar Lake Canoe Loop; Beaver Falls Boardwalk Trail; El Capitan Cave; and Cavern Lake trail. RV parking is available, but not other RV services.

Accommodations in Naukati Bay, Alaska

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

There’s no better way to start your day in Alaska then by taking a hike. Check out the hiking trails located near Naukati Bay 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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Sarkar Lakes Canoe Route

Sarkar Lakes Canoe Route is an easier 15-mile loop on a scenic chain of small lakes. The hearty can portage a paddlecraft to the mouth of Sarkar Creek, five minutes up the road from Sarkar Lake, and explore parts of beautiful El Capitan Passage. Fishing in Sarkar Creek can be productive; sockeye and coho runs […]

Distance: 15 miles
Average: 2-3 days
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Deweyville Trail

This historic trail crosses the highway just past the Sarkar Lake Rapids. Hike down the trail to enjoy a picnic on the beach.

Distance: .7 miles
Average: 45 minutes

Upcoming Events in Naukati Bay, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Naukati Bay, 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° 11’ W Longitude — 55° 51’ N Latitude
Founded
1972
Population
140
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