Misty Fiords National Monument is a United States National Monument located in Southeastern Alaska.



Established in 1978.


rainforest near the coast, snowfields and glaciers in the mountainous interior on the mainland.

Flora and fauna

coastal temperate rainforest, alpine habitats bears (black and brown), wolves, deer, salmon, eagles, whales, porpoises

Getting there

tour boat or float plane from Ketchikan.

Traveling around

boat required


rudyerd bay, walker cove, numerous wilderness lakes, new eddystone rock,

Things to do

admire scenery, hike, kayak, photograph


Eat what you catch or what you bring with you -- there are no restaurants or foodsellers within the monument boundaries.



list USFS shelters within the Monument. mention forest service cabins. explain about difficulty of finding suitable tent camping spots in steep, wet terrain of SE Alaska coastal rainforest.


list popular hiking trails, kayak routes.


no business concessions within the boundaries of the monument


fees for cabin use

Contact & location

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