Port of Klawock
Cruising and Travel

In addition to the island road system, the Port of Klawock has an airport and a float plane dock. The paved airport runway is 1524 meters (5000 feet) long, and there are several daily flights to the Hollis Ferry Terminal some 38 kilometers (24 miles) from the Port of Klawock.

The Port of Klawock has a maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Average temperatures reach an average high of 17°C (63°F) in August and an average low of -2°C (28°F) in December. The Port of Klawock receives about 88 inches of precipitation each year and about 15 inches of snow.

Every February, the ANB and ANS co-sponsor the "Elizabeth Peratrovich Celebration" which includes ceremonies and a potluck. Petratrovich was an important activist who worked for equality for Alaska Natives and was the major force behind the State's 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first such legislation in the United States.

The Port of Klawock also holds a week-long festival each summer called "Celebration by the Sea."

The Port of Klawock is proud to boast one of Alaska's biggest collections of totem poles. The display of both original and copies of totems from the historic village of Tuxekan is complemented by a carving shed open to the public that is used for restoring the poles. The city also has a Long House that was built in 1998 with a new totem pole.

The Port of Klawock is just 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of the Tongass National Forest, the biggest US forest. Covering almost 17 million acres, Tongass is rich with wildlife, beautiful scenery, and hardy people. Roads within the forest that are not used for logging are mostly trails for deer and bears. Majestic eagles are a common sight. Visitors can reserve spots in campgroups and remote cabins from the US Forest Service. Because the forest is relatively remote, visitors should be experienced with wilderness hiking, climbing, and exploring. They should also be well-acquainted with bear safety and etiquette.

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