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August 6th, 2022

Thorne Bay, Alaska
Today is: August 11th, 2022

Thorne Bay Days

Saturday August 6th, 2022

10 am –“Founder’s Day Parade” People involved in the parade gather at the Bay Chalet to organize

10:30 am – Parade leaves Bay Chalet, goes through town, and ends at the Church of Thorne Bay

10:45 am – Parade Awards in front of the Church of Thorne Bay

Prizes Awarded: Best Youth Entry, Best Adult Entry, Best Float, Most unusual

11:15am – Kayak Safety Talk at the top of the dock and log rolling sign-up

11:30am – Kayak Races begin

11:30am – Log rolling contest begins (elimination style)

12:00pm – Family fun games begin at the Ballfield.  Relay races, horseshoes, Israeli dodge ball, treasure hunt (ages 0-5), Egg toss, Kids face-painting…etc.

12:00pm Vendors are open to public.

12:00pm Tallest skunk cabbage leaf entries excepted up at the ball field

11:00-1:00 PM – Lunch provided by Tongass Federal Credit Union as part of their “Member Appreciation Day”

1:00 – Kayak race and Log Rolling awards up at the ball field

1:15 – Tallest skunk cabbage leaf prize awarded at the ballfield

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Alaskan POW Lodging

Airbnb; local lodging for short stays; tourists, hunters, visitors, and fishermen.
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Land, Sea, & Tree B&B

Waterfront log cabin with full kitchen & bathroom including DirecTV & log bunkhouse both with BBQs and kayaks included; self-guided skiff rentals and car rental available.
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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.
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South Haven Guest House

Best view on the bay. Private waterfront two-bedroom, furnished guest house with woodstove and Satellite Internet & TV. Includes skiff, vehicle, and ocean rods for your self-guided Southeast experience. Also listed in Lodges and Resorts.

Hiking Near Thorne Bay Days, Alaska

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Salt Chuck Trail

This trail follows closely the banks of Ellen Creek for much of the duration. It passes the historic site of the old Salt Chuck mine with extensive ruins which include a number of shacks, a collapsed refinery, a home, a barge, and numerous pieces of machinery. The collapsed buildings are in extremely hazardous condition, so […]

Distance: .75 miles
Average: 1 hour
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Big Lake Fish Pass

Located near Thorne Bay off of Sandy Beach Road, this short trail takes visitors to see the fish pass.

Distance: .05 miles
Average: 10 minutes
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Balls Lake Trail

Balls Lake near the center of the island may have waterfowl in the lake. The forest provides cover and food for black-tailed deer and black bears. Bald eagles are seen all year. Balls Lake is near milepost 16 on Thorne Bay Road heading west. A flat 4-mile trail loops the lake.

Distance: 3.5 miles
Average: 3 hours

More Upcoming Events Near - Thorne Bay, Alaska

When visiting Thorne Bay, Alaska it's nice to plan your trip around special events happening in the communities near you. 
  • Start: August 13th, 2022
    Location: Thorne Bay Ballfield
    Contact: City of Thorne Bay
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    Amy Jennings
    Website
    Phone
    907-828-3380

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