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Settlers Cove State Recreational Site

18 North Tongass Road, Ketchikan, AK 99501-3557
+1 907-269-8400
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This is a beautiful place to spend a night or two!

After traveling to Ketchikan on the Ferry, we headed directly up north to the end of the highway... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
Magical forest

I vIsited here with Ketchikan Kayaks...we rode ebikes from their center nearby. Lots of fun... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Janice W
San Francisco, California
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18 North Tongass Road, Ketchikan, AK 99501-3557
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

After traveling to Ketchikan on the Ferry, we headed directly up north to the end of the highway and into Settlers Cove Campground. There were several sites open but we found that site #1 suited us the best. The campground is a very short walk...More

Thank DCockayne
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I vIsited here with Ketchikan Kayaks...we rode ebikes from their center nearby. Lots of fun, excellent guides.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

15$ a night. No dumpstation, no water at the sites, and no water for motorhomes. No cell service. Only a few campsites and none are near the bay or overlook the bay. They could have made this campground real nice but they failed. Too expensive...More

Thank Monika R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Kat from Taxicab tours brought us here and we hiked through the rainforest to get to the beach. The beach was at mid-tide and coming in quickly, so we didn't have much time to look around on the beach or find wildlife. What we saw...More

Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The views are exceptional! We took my granddaughter out at a negative low tide. At these times, you can walk way out onto the beach, finding all sorts of sea life in the tidal pools.....star fish, sun stars, eels, bullhead fish, crabs, China hats....all sorts...More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We were traveling with a small group on Norwegian Sun and decided to spend the day just the two of us. We first toured the Bight Totem Park and then decided to explore. We drove just a few miles pas the Totem Park to a...More

Thank HappyTummys
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Within a few steps down the trail, you will leave the world behind and experience the rain forest of southeast Alaska. The woods and water combine to let you for a moment see unexplored and undeveloped Alaska as the pioneers and native peoples knew. Bring...More

Thank TryitYoullLikeIt
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We stumbled across Settlers Cove State Recreational Site as we were exploring the area near our Bed & Breakfast. What an excellent surprise! It is so peaceful with a well kept path to a waterfall, picnic tables along the way, and 1 mile loop path...More

1  Thank KMS845
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Oh, my. Old growth rain forest with waterfalls and rugged shoreline. Well improved trails make this easy for anyone. Do take the stairs up to the the main waterfall. Worth it! As for the flora and fauna, it's the real thing. I've visited a lot...More

1  Thank backpackluxury
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The best hiking site we had ever been. We were just in awe as soon as we entered the rainforest. The trees, the waterfalls, the cove etc were just too beautiful. We will definitely come again and again and again :-)

Thank lovesusu
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Marina L
20 January 2015|
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Response from Hibiscus_KTN | Reviewed this property |
The park is out the road a ways. Yes you could take a Taxi but it would cost a fare amount. I would suggest before you hire a taxi you get a quote on the cost from the taxi as to how much they will charge you. There are... More