Whether you’re a fisherman looking to cast your next line, an avid hiker eager to test out your new boots or a wandering adventurer seeking the perfect view, access to exciting opportunities are in abundance in this part of the world.
When you land at the jet charter airport in Peninsula Point Pullout, which is centrally located on the Tongass Highway in Alaska, your next unforgettable experience is just around the corner. The highway is a scenic stretch of road along the coastal shoreline that is a part of the Ketchikan Gateway. Travel north or south by car for less than an hour and set your sights on monuments, museums, cultural landmarks, hiking trails, parks, shops, and restaurants to meet the needs of any outdoor connoisseur.
While there is plenty to see and do in this corner of the world, a must-see and do for this region is Ward Lake. This picturesque hub is the perfect starting point to explore some of the 17-million acres that make up the Tongass National Forest–the largest national forest in the United States and the only remaining temperate rainforest in the world. While there are little to no cement roadways here, the road beyond Ward Lake turnoff offers visitors a remarkable view going out to Totem Bight State Historical Park. Locals recommend stopping in at the beautiful lodge Salmon Falls as it is a great spot to walk around and grab a bite to eat.
Exploring is easy in this region as there are ample opportunities to journey via air, land and sea.