The town is known for being the site of the oldest cannery in Alaska and is also home to Klawock’s Totem Park, featuring 21 authentic totem poles, the largest collection of its kind in Alaska.
Living In Klawock
Situated on the picturesque west coast of Prince of Wales Island, Klawock is a small town of 854 residents.
What to See and Do
With an average temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 37 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, the town is a popular destination for fishing, camping, hiking, and enjoying the simpler things in life.
The town also boasts the popular annual “Celebration by the Sea” festival, celebrating its fishing history and connection to the ocean. The majority of restaurants available to Klawock residents are located in the town of Craig.
Where to Live
Finding available rentals in Klawock is relatively difficult. New residents have a better chance of finding housing in the town of Craig, only eight miles away. Be aware, due to the popularity of fishing in the region, housing options become limited once the fishing season starts.
How to Get Around
A short, eight-minute drive from Klawock is Klawock Airport. Charter, cargo, and passenger service are all available daily. Passenger service to Ketchikan International Airport is provided by Island Air Express, and is a short half hour flight. Harris Air provides cargo and passenger flights to Sitka Airport, where connections can be made to Juneau.
Klawock is on Price of Wales Island. Other towns Craig and Hollis are accessible by state highways 929 and 924. Due to limited options of road public transportation on the island, it is recommended you have your own vehicle.
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority provides daily ferry service between nearby Hollis and Ketchikan. Ketchikan is the southern-most Alaskan city, closest to the lower 48 United States.
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