Misty Fiords National Monument

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

Understand

History

Established in 1978.

Flora and fauna

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

Climate

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

Get in

tour boat or float plane from Ketchikan.

Fees/Permits

fees for cabin use

Get around

boat required

See

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

Do

admire scenery, hike, kayak, photograph

Buy

no business concessions within the boundaries of the monument

Eat

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

Sleep

Camping

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.

Backcountry

list popular hiking trails, kayak routes.

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