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2022·2023

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A YEAR ROUND GUIDE TO TRAVEL, SHOPPING, DINING, AND CULTURE ON ALASKA’S EVERGREEN COAST!

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Discover Sitka

On these pages you will discover Sitka’s favorite places including hiking trails, restaurants, stores, museums and so much more. Our community is ready to greet you with a smile and a warm welcome. Please let them know you found them here in this booklet.

One of Sitka’s unique qualities is its natural beauty and how that is artisti­cally expressed. Sitka is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and culturally rich history and community, including twenty-two sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

Step back in time by visiting the Sitka History Museum and Sitka National Historic Park. Dive into Alaska Native heritage and learn about the Russian and Tlingit impact on Sitka by exploring St. Michael’s Cathedral and Totem Park.

Immerse yourself in nature. Take a trip to the Tongass National Forest, one of the few temperate rainforests in the world, which spreads over 17 million acres. Venture into the dense woods to glimpse grizzly bears, bald eagles, wild salmon and an array of plants only found here.

Whether you are visiting by ship, plane or passing through on the ferry, we’re delighted you’re here and hope you enjoy this special place.

Adventures

The wild country of the Tongass National Forest surrounds Sitka on three sides with the Pacific Ocean on the fourth. Adventure awaits at every turn.

Ocean Adventures

Adventures

The wild country of the Tongass National Forest surrounds Sitka on three sides with the Pacific Ocean on the fourth. Adventure awaits at every turn.

Ocean Adventures

Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures
(907) 752-0660
kayaksitka.com

Marine Wild Life Tours & Fishing Charters
(907) 738-1062
whalesandotters2@hotmail.com

Wildlife

Alaska Raptor Center

The Alaska Raptor Center is a hospital and sanctuary for birds-of-prey, as well as a premier educational facility. Its primary goal is to provide medical treatment to injured feathered creatures.

A special few that do not make a full recovery may join the Center’s Raptors-in-Residence team. Guests can view these ambassadors, including eagles, hawks, owls and falcons from outdoor enclosures and observe multiple recovering eagles in the Center’s 20,000 cubic foot flight training facility.

(907) 747-8662
alaskaraptor.org
1000 Raptor Way

Fortress Of The Bear

A safe, spectacular, educational place to view bears. It was created out of a desire to provide a humane alternative for Alaska’s urbanized bears, reducing the need for their destruction. Bears are provided a natural habitat for their protection, care, and enrichment.

(907) 747-3032
4639 Sawmill Creek Road

Tours

Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus Tour

Martin’s Taxi & Tours
(907) 738-0619

Sitka Tours
(907) 747-5800
sitkatoursalaska.com

Hiking & Camping

Forest Service Cabins

The Forest Service maintains recreational cabins throughout the Tongass National Forest which can be reserved and rented for your exclusive use.

Cabin Reservations
recreation.gov

Hiking Trails

A well developed trail system begins with a 10 minute walk from downtown Sitka that will put you on the fringe of true wilderness. For more information on Sitka trails, contact the Forest Sitka Ranger District or visit Sitka Trail Works online.

Forest Sitka Ranger District

(907) 747-6671
2108 Halibut Point Road

Sitka Trail Works

sitkatrailworks.org

Local Favorites

Harbor Mountain & Gavan Hill
This difficult trail has two trail heads and can be done as one long hike or two out and back hikes.

Indian River Trail
The unsigned trailhead is at the end of Indian River Road It is an easy, out and back, 4.5 mile hike that ends at a lovely, small waterfall.

Cross Trails
This easy trail is perfect for a short stroll or longer walk with muliple trailheads along Sitka’s roadway.

Herring Cove Trail
Herring Cove Trail is a moderate out and back trail that takes you up into the muskeg and around Beaver lake. 

Mt. Verstovia Trail
This difficult trail has a 2,500 ft elevation gain is is just 2.5 miles. The view of Sitka is spectacular with the trail ending in sub-alpine meadows.

Hot Springs

Goddard Hot Springs

The city of Sitka maintains two public tubs at Goddard Hot Springs, about 17 water miles south of town. Many charter operators will take you there.

Fishing

Fishing in the Sitka area is at its very best June through August. The most commonly landed species are king, silver and pink salmon, halibut, and lingcod. Licenses are required and can be purchased by the charter operator, at one of the sporting goods stores in town or the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. A processor in town can freeze and vacuum pack your catch for the trip home.

Alaska Premier Charters, Inc

(800) 770-2628
wildstrawberrylodge.com

Fitness & Recreation

Fitness Classes

Golf

Sea Mountain Golf 

A 9-hole golf course with gorgeous views of the mountains and ocean.

seamountaingolfsitka.org

Lodging

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Baranof Wilderness Lodge

(800) 613-6551
flyfishalaska.com

Harbor Heights Penthouse
Enjoy panoramic top floor views from this beautiful four bedroom luxury penthouse. See vast and rugged mountain peaks foreshadowed by the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean in Sitka Sound.

Get comfortable, you’ll want to stay awhile.

sitkaharborheights.com

Katlian Street Suites

(907) 738-3384
katlianstreet.com

Transportation

Whether you are visiting by ship, plane or passing through on the ferry, we’re delighted you’re here and hope you enjoy this special place.

Public Transit

To learn more about our local transit system visit ridesitka.com.

Air

Alaska Seaplanes

(907) 789-3331
flyalaskaseaplanes.com

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