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The fish canning center of the Southeast,
Petersburg has a delightful Norwegian flavor. It's a
"picture postcard" town unaffected by cruise ship
tourism. Rosemaling decoration is found on many of the
Petersburg is close to the LeConte Glacier,
accessible by plane (907) 772-9258, and the southernmost
glacier on the continent to calve icebergs into the sea.
Native (Tlingit) villages are found at Kake, on Kupreanof
Island, and at Angoon. There are three fish canneries in
The Clausen Memorial Museum (2nd Avenue &
Fram Street) has displays on fishing history and
techniques as well as Native artifacts. The Heintzleman Tree Nursery, (907) 772-3841, and Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery are open to the public.
In mid-May, Petersburg holds its Little Norway
Festival, commemorating Norwegian independence.
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The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau is found in the
office of the Chamber of Commerce, in the Harbormasters
Building on the downtown dock, (907) 772-3646.
The U.S. Forest Service operates a visitor
information center in the Federal Building (post office),
at Haugen Street and Nordic Drive. The office is open
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ketchikan is
headquarters for Misty Fjords National Monument and the Ketchikan Ranger District of Tongass National
Forest. For advance information, call (907) 225-3101. The
ranger station is located at 3031 Tongass Avenue, open on
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Alaska Marine Highway terminal is one mile
from downtown, on Mitkof Highway. The ferry system has
service to and from Bellingham, Washington, as well as
runs to all of the Southeast Alaska mainline cities,
including, Sitka, Wrangell and Juneau, and also to Prince
The airport is one mile from downtown, via
Haugen Drive (907) 772-4225.
LeConte RV Park, P.O. Box 1534, Petersburg AK
99833, (907) 772-4680
This campground, with facilities for RVs, trailers,
and tenters, is located at 4th Street and Haugen Drive,
one mile from the ferry terminal. It's within walking
distance of downtown. There are hookups, showers, and a
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