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Point Baker, Alaska

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Point Baker is on the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island in a protected harbor that opens onto Sumner Strait. The community is accessible only by boat or floatplane. Since being settled in the early 1900s, the community has prospered through the fishing industry.

The first store and post office were opened by 1941. Today a 440-foot state float is the “floating downtown” and includes a floatplane dock; store; cafe; saloon; fuel sales; laundry and shower; community building; post office; and volunteer fire department.

Point Baker is currently 25 households strong; residents are commercial gillnet and troll fishermen. In summer, the harbor has full-service and do-it-yourself lodges and hosts traveling cruisers from all over the U.S., drawn by great fishing for Alaskan salmon and halibut and for opportunities to observe humpback whales.

A blog posted by a resident of the island provides fascinating perspectives on this area in
words and photos; take your browser to www.alaskafloatsmyboat.com.

Accommodations in Point Baker, Alaska

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

Hiking Near Point Baker, Alaska

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

Upcoming Events in Point Baker, Alaska

Check to see what events are happening in Point Baker, 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!
133° 37’ W Longitude — 56° 21’ N Latitude
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