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Haines (Tlingit: Deishú) is a census-designated place located in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States. It is in the northern part of the Alaska Panhandle, near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

As of the 2010 census, the population of the Haines CDP was 1,713,[2] out of a total 2,508 in Haines Borough.

What to See and Do

Wrangell’s climate is similar to that of much of Southeast Alaska and Pacific Northwest coastal areas. Winters are mild with some snow and temperatures in the 20s and 30s. Summers are cool with light winds. Wrangell gets about 80 inches of rain a year, less rainfall on average than most of Southeast Alaska.

Wrangell Island has over 100 miles of forest roads that offer mountain bikers, hikers, RVers, and other explorers access to remote lakes, rivers, campsites, trails and scenic overlooks.

A variety of excursions get you up close to glaciers, black and brown bears, eagles, sea lions, harbor seals, whales, salmon and halibut to name a few. Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory is a favorite spot to view brown and black bears feasting on salmon. Halibut and all five species of salmon, steelhead and trout are available for fishing.

Other recreational offerings include a skating rink, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, trails, baseball fields, archery range, and year round recreational programs for both children and adults. Wrangell’s Muskeg Meadows Golf Course is the only USGA regulation course in Southeast Alaska and has tournaments almost every weekend.

Eating and Drinking

The downtown district is within walking distance of the waterfront, providing easy access to businesses and services. Wrangell’s 2300 residents have access to a full complement of retail services, including several grocery stores; hardware and building supply stores, clothing and gift stores, restaurants, modern banking facilities, travel services, florist and a variety of business support services.

Where to Live

Wrangell is a friendly community where neighbors help each other and work together to support their children and elders while increasing our economic livelihood. Rentals average about $692 per month. The average home price is $167,100.

How to Get Around

Transportation within Wrangell is fairly easy. Many facilities are within walking distance to the downtown. There is a taxi service, rental car service located at the airport, and a van is available for senior needs.

Primary access to Wrangell is via Alaska Airlines daily jet service or by the Alaska Marine Highway System. Small fixed and float plane companies offer transportation between communities. Most boat charter companies also provide water taxi services to nearby communities.