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Port Protection, Alaska

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Port Protection is nestled in a quiet cove three miles south of the northern tip of the west side of Prince of Wales Island. Access is by boat or floatplane. A gravel boat launch at Labouchere Bay, a little more than a mile from the community, provides access to the road system.

In the early 1900s, Wooden Wheel Johnson gave the cove its name. A trading post established in 1946 ran for a quarter of a century, growing into a warehouse, rental cabins, dock facilities and fuel sales. The permanent community of Port Protection was established in 1981 through the state’s land disposal program.

Commercial fishing is the principal industry; gillnetters and trollers homeport here. Local artists produce drawings, paintings, carvings of wooden boxes and writing. Full-service and self-service lodging is available nearby. A boardwalk in the forest provides charming access to residents’ homes. Most services are seasonal in Port Protection. Call Wooden Wheel Cove Trading Post for updated information: 907-489-2222.

For remarkable photographic and narrative perspectives on this community and the area,
see an island resident's blog at www.alaskafloatsmyboat.com.

Accommodations in Port Protection, Alaska

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

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

Check to see what events are happening in Port Protection, 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° 36’ W Longitude — 56° 19’ N Latitude
Founded
1949
Population
est. 63
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