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Tongass National Forest

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The Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest, covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique chances to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of "wild" Alaska. You can take a sled-dog ride on a glacier, hike boardwalk trails, fish in streams or ocean, or just relax at a remote cabin. MORE ABOUT THE TONGASS


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Tongass Forest Plan Adjustment

Join us in a comprehensive review of both the existing Forest Plan and the information developed since it was signed in 1997. MORE ABOUT THE FOREST PLAN ADJUSTMENT
Participate with us in an open discussion about Forest Plan Adjustment topics on our new FOREST PLAN ADJUSTMENT WEBLOG (BLOG)


Avoss Cabin, a wooden A-frame cabin located in an alpine meadow.Recreation Cabins

The Tongass has over 150 rustic cabins scattered at remote lakes and seaside locations from Humpback Lake south of Ketchikan to Situk Lake north of Yakutat. Containing wooden bunks, tables, benches, and warming stoves, they can be reserved for $25 to $45 per night. MORE ABOUT CABINS


Bear Viewing

Brown bear with a mouth full of grass.While bears live throughout the Tongass and often gather around fish streams, the Forest Service maintains bear viewing facilities at Fish Creek (Hyder), Margaret Creek (Ketchikan), Anan Creek (Wrangell), and Pack Creek (Juneau). You need a permit to go to Anan or Pack Creeks. MORE ABOUT WILDLIFE VIEWING


The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, with it's curved glass wall overlooking the glacier, perches on solid rock.Visitor Centers

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan has exhibits featuring the resources of Southeast Alaska. From Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center (shown) you can watch an active glacier and nearby mountain goats. MORE ABOUT THE VISITOR CENTERS

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Last Modified: August 07, 2006

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