Settlers Cove State Recreational Site, Ketchikan

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#47 of 54 in Outdoors in Ketchikan
Settlers Cove State Recreational Site is located in Ketchikan. Add Settlers Cove State Recreational Site and other attractions to your Ketchikan trip itinerary using our Ketchikan tour itinerary planner .
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  • Although this is not a great hike, it worth it! It's magic! You walk on a sparkling trail surrounded by a verdant forest. One could easily believe that Elves live there ;-)
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  • After traveling to Ketchikan on the Ferry, we headed directly up north to the end of the highway and into Settlers Cove Campground. There were several sites open but we found that site #1 suited us th...  more »
  • I vIsited here with Ketchikan Kayaks...we rode ebikes from their center nearby. Lots of fun, excellent guides.  more »
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  • A small beautiful state park. There are some short trails which will lead to the shore or to a series of falls. Either option is visually engaging. We walked both and saw a sea lion near the shore at the former and and hundreds of pink salmon trying to swim upstream at the latter. Though stated as having some handicap accessible trails, wheel chairs would have a difficult time as the paths are gravel and in some places quite steep. It's 18 miles from center city. You need to drive there to reach it. No bus service.

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