Tongass National Forest Campgrounds
Nalu means “wave” in Hawaiian, and the Glacier Nalu Campground Resort combines the stunning scenery of Alaska with the relaxed atmosphere of Hawaii. Whether you’re traveling by RV or tent camping, this spacious, 12.5‑acre park — surrounded by large spruce trees with a creek running through it — is perfect for couples or families who want to experience outdoor living.
Settlers Cove State Recreation Site offers two of the best sandy beaches to be found in the Ketchikan area and provides pit toilets and sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables with fire grates. A campground with eight campsites is available as well and one public-use cabin on the water that can be rented.
Petersburg’s Forest Service campground is at Ohmer Creek, 22 miles out the Mitkof Highway. These are primitive sites with minimal maintenance. There’s no water and no charge to stay. Campers should use bathroom facilities at nearby Blind Slough Recreation Area.
This is a very small enclosed CCC Adirondack shelter. It has a concrete floor, and a 1930s fireplace. 2 single wooden bunks, wood stove, table and benches, Cooking counter, broom, fireplace, axe and maul, wood, outhouse, skiff with oars. The cabin is in the central part of the island on the southern end of Hasselborg Lake at an elevation of 300ft (91 m).
Shoemaker Bay RV Park offers 25 sites for RVs and trailers, and tent camping in a wooded spot near a creek. Restrooms, a freshwater pump and a holding tank dumpsite for RVs is provided. It’s located about four miles farther south on the highway from the waterfront City Park tent camping area.
Located on Forest Service Road 2050, this dispersed camping area provides two sites, each with a hardened tent site, a fire ring and a picnic table. The sites are within walking distance from Staney Creek where you’ll find excellent fishing. You can also explore miles of roads, excellent fishing on the creek and its tributaries, hunting, and great berry picking.