Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan

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Tongass National Forest is located in Ketchikan. Make Tongass National Forest a centerpiece of your Ketchikan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ketchikan trip itinerary planner.
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  • This national forest was fun to walk through. I will not say it is really an attraction, however if you like to walk through nature this is the place to do it.  more »
  • We visited the Tongass on a flightseeing tour and want to come back via boat to rent a cabin to just breathe, listen, smell and taste. This is a pure area. You can smell the purity - a crisp mix of mi...  more »
  • Amazing forest to visit. Go with a guide to explain the wildlife and trees. Very atmospheric and peaceful.  more »

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Where to stay in Ketchikan

For a small city, Ketchikan boasts a surprisingly diverse array of accommodations. A downtown hotel is the best option for those who want to stay within walking distance of the city’s restaurants, bars, stores, and attractions, plus it offers proximity to the water. If you have access to a car, you can save a few dollars and enjoy some of Alaska's famous scenery by staying farther out of town. The area's selection of bed and breakfasts includes a number of quirky establishments full of character. The surrounding Tongass National Forest has a well-equipped campground and RV park.
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