Located on Admiralty Island near the mouth of the Kootznahwoo Inlet, Angoon’s vistas capture the idyllic balance between dense Tongass, rising mountains, and vast ocean. Easily accessible and 60 miles southwest of Alaska’s capital Juneau, this small Southeast fishing village is brimming with Tlingit culture and history.
You can reach Angoon by air and sea. From Juneau, it’s a quick 30-minute flight with Alaska Seaplanes or take the scenic route and board a ferry for a five-hour trip that runs twice weekly. Private charters are also available to and from Juneau for day or extended trips.
Kootznoowoo ‘Fortress of Brown Bears’
Admiralty Island is home to the Kootznoowoo Tlingit group or Xootsnoowú Ḵwáan in Tlingit. This rich indigenous culture is alive in Angoon and can be experienced through the village’s 16 painted front tribal houses and resident’s traditional lifestyle. This area is also famous for the over 1,500 brown bears that live and hunt on the island. Pack Creek is a popular destination for viewing bears as they hunt for salmon spawning in the tidal flats.