Klawock, Prince of Wales Island

Population: 799

Klawock is located on Prince of Wales Island, 23 miles from the ferry terminal at Clark Bay/Hollis and 6 miles from Craig.

Visitor Information:
Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce, in the Klawock-Heenya Mall; phone 907-755-2626.

Klawock originally was a Tlingit Indian summer fishing village; a trading post and salmon saltery were established here in 1868. The local economy is still dependent on fishing, along with timber cutting and sawmilling. Grocery store with deli and liquor, and gas/diesel are available.

Accommodations and dining at Fireweed Lodge and additional accommodations are available at Log Cabin RV Park & Resort which offers full hook-ups. Charter and scheduled flights are available with Island Air Express. Real estate office Coastal Real Estate Group can help you find your Prince of Wales, Ketchikan and surrounding areas property.

Attractions:

  • Klawock Totem Park contains 21 replicas of the original totem poles that stood at Tuxekan, the former winter village of the Keenyz Kwaan people. The poles were originally relocated here in 1938–40 as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project. The Long House is located along the main highway.
  • Visit Prince of Wales Hatchery Assoc. fish hatchery on Klawock Lake.
  • Klawock Lake offers good canoeing and boating.
  • Fishing for salmon and steelhead in Klawock River, saltwater halibut fishing.