Explore the Tongass
Southeast Alaska is a unique place, a national and natural treasure where wild salmon still fill the rivers and streams, bald eagles still soar across the sky, bears still roam ancient old-growth forests, and people still make their living off the land.
The 17 million acre Tongass National Forest--the crown jewel of our National Forest System--consists of a narrow mainland strip of steep and rugged mountains, icefields and glaciers, and over one thousand islands.
The Tongass is a place where the people of Southeast Alaska raise their families among some of the most productive and in-tact forests, rivers, inlets and bays on earth.
As part of the National Forest system, all Americans own the Tongass.
There's no better way to explore the Tongass than in person! SEACC's tourism partners are leaders in the region, helping us advocate for sustainable forest management, and providing world-class opprotunities to explore our amazing region. Find multi-day boat tours, all-inclusive lodging at remote inns, kayak rentals, great air taxi services, and more. Check out our tourism partners, and plan a life-changing trip to the Tongass today!
A Unique Place
- Ancient, in-tact old growth forests with no terrestrial species extinct or listed as threatened or endangered.
- Five species of salmon fill the ocean and streams and feed the forest.
- Wild salmon fisheries provide more jobs than any other private economic sector.
- 5.6 million acres of congressionally-designated Wilderness.
- A Native place where customary and traditional hunting, gathering, arts and culture still thrive.
- The basis of a quality of life that define's our region's families and communities.