Situated on an isthmus separating Chatham Strait and the protected waters of Favorite Bay, Angoon has been a permanent settlement of the Kootznoowoo Tlingit people for centuries. Angoon is on Admiralty Island, most of which is covered by the Tongass National Forest.
With dramatic mountain ranges, dense rainforests, picturesque lakes and high alpine meadows, Admiralty Island is the vast wilderness jewel of Southeast Alaska. With over a million acres to explore, Admiralty Island offers endless recreation opportunities including hiking, hunting, kayaking and canoeing, both freshwater and saltwater fishing, and of course—bear watching.
The native Tlingit name for the island, Kootznoowoo, means “Fortress of the Bears,” and refers to the abundance of native brown bears which reside on the Island. In fact, Admiralty Island is home to roughly 1600 brown bears, the largest single concentration anywhere in the world. The best place to see brown bears up-close is the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary, a unique haven for Alaska brown bears jointly managed by the US Forest Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Guided tours of the Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary are available through a partnership between Alaska Seaplanes, Kootznoowoo Inc. and Pack Creek Outfitters. For more information or to book a tour, see the Pack Creek Bear Tours website
Alaska Seaplanes operates three daily scheduled flights to Angoon in the summer and two per day in the winter. Contact us at email@example.com
for lodging information in Angoon or to help plan your Admiralty Island adventure.