Tenakee Springs Points of Interest
Points of Interest
Relax in some of Alaska’s hot springs, naturally heated by the earth below
Whale, orca, bears and eagles are all attracted to the all-you-can-eat buffet of Salmona, and that means the wildlife viewing is optimal at Tenakee Springs
No visit to Tenakee would be complete without a long soak in the hot springs, whose healing properties drew the Tlingit people to this area long ago. The springs, which include a beautifully-restored bathhouse and changing room, are right in the middle of town, across from Tenakee Springs Market.
The rainforest has devoured most of their remains, but a half-dozen canneries along Tenakee Inlet fueled its development and growth for nearly 100 years. Before modern refrigeration and icing techniques aboard fishing boats, canneries by necessity were located close to fishing grounds at places like Tenakee and Pelican.
Open for a few hours every day but Monday and Friday, the public library in Tenakee offers Internet access, children’s programming and many books and DVDs for check-out. It’s located conveniently on West Tenakee Avenue, above the community center.