What to See and Do
The Angoon village offers a rich history to explore. The traditional Clan houses and their totems serve as the backdrop for its residents strong ties’ to the Tlingit culture which is upheld through day-to-day subsistence activities and community celebrations.
For those who enjoy kayaking, a 32-mile trail system begins in Angoon and links to eight major lakes and seven portages; allowing paddlers to travel from the east end of Mitchell Bay to Mole Harbor in Seymour Canal. For those who prefer to hike, a sand spit and an observation tower along the creek are accessible via a one-mile trail.
The main attraction is the bear-viewing at Pack Creek. Pack Creek gives brown bears a protected habitat while also providing a place where visitors can watch the bears up close. In addition to brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, river otter, mink, marten, and other small mammals call Pack Creek home.
Eating and Drinking
Angoon is served by a single general store, Angoon Trading Company. The store offers a variety of items, albeit in limited supply. Items you may find in the store include groceries and clothing, lumber and hardware; and gifts and sundries.
Where to Live
Rentals are about $707 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. Median home value is $165,800.
How to Get Around
Alaska Seaplanes offers daily floatplane service to Angoon. By seaplane, it’s a 30-minute trip. You’ll land on the water and taxi to the floatplane dock, which is about ¼ of a mile from town.
Angoon is not accessible by road.
Angoon is accessible by ferry twice a week. The ferry is a five-hour trip from Juneau, followed by a 3-mile trek into town.