A boat harbor in Wrangell with a glorious sunset in the background © Angie Eldred / Alaska Marine Highway System Native heritage is carried on from generation to generation © Gene Christian / Alaska Marine Highway System A jetboat departs Shakes Glacier © Ivan Simonek Bear viewing is made simple at the Anan Creek Observatory © Wrangell CVB Shakes Island is rich in history and preservation © Joshua Roper Photography Explore petroglyphs on the infamous Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park © Wrangell CVB

Wrangell is located in the heart of the Inside Passage and the Tongass National Forest. Located 89 nautical miles northwest of Ketchikan and 41 nautical miles southeast of Petersburg, Wrangell is nestled at the mouth of the mighty Stikine River, the fastest navigable river in North America. This small town offers a friendly atmosphere in the midst of a unique and pristine wilderness area with many opportunities for adventurous excursions. Visit www.wrangell.com for more information on available activities and accommodations.

A service area map for the community of Wrangell

Wrangell offers visitors exciting excursions to see glaciers, fish for salmon and halibut, and spectacular wildlife viewing. During spring migration, Wrangell is a major stop over for eagles, swans, shorebirds and waterfowl and in July and August gives access to Anan Creek for world class, up close, black and brown bear viewing. Also rich in history, Petroglyph Beach State Historical Park and Chief Shakes Island and Tribal House Historic Monument offer a unique look into the culture of Tlingit Natives.