Ketchikan is a kayaker’s dream. Home to the picturesque Misty Fjords National Monument, the 2.1-million-acre monument leads guests through cascading waterfalls, steep glaciers and an abundance of opportunities to spot wildlife. A kayaking trip here can range from just a few hours to a multi-day adventure that includes camping in remote locations and exploring hidden treasures that the Last Frontier has to offer.

Ketchikan Creek, located beneath the aptly named Creek Street, also offers a unique experience for visitors to paddle six-miles to Tongass Narrows for opportunities to see spawning salmon, seals and other marine wildlife.

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This staple of Ketchikan is an ode to its logging history and will wow you with its axe-wielding, log-rolling feats.


The largest wilderness area in the Tongass National Forest offers larger-than-life experiences by water or air.