Activities: Hiking and backpacking are possible on over 400 miles of trails, but many of the trails are short and not interconnected. Difficulty ranges from easy to strenuous. Cross-country travel is often feasible.
Canoeing, kayaking, and rafting are available on the Stikine River and other rivers, streams, and ocean waterways. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are options during the snow season.
Mountain biking is allowed outside of designated wilderness areas. One may also fish along countless lakes, streams, and rivers. Hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed almost anywhere in the National Forest, except where otherwise prohibited. No permits are necessary. In designated wilderness areas campsites should be away from trails and lakeshores. Campfires are legal, but the use of stoves is encouraged.
For Further Information: Tongass National Forest, Chatham Area, 204 Siginaka Way, Sitka, AK 99835; (907)747-6671/ Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan Area, Federal Building, Ketchican, AK 99901; (907)225-3101/ Tongass National Forest, Stikine Area, 201 12th Street, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, AK 99833; (907)772-3841.
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