Pack Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, AK

US Forest Service

Pack Creek is located about 40 miles south of Juneau in the northeast corner of Admiralty Island. Also called “Kootznoowoo,” or “Fortress of the Bears,” by the native Tlingit...[more]

Pack Creek Wildlife Viewing Site




Pack Creek is approximately 30 miles south of Juneau. There is no road to Pack Creek. Access is by floatplane or watercraft ONLY.

There is no road to Pack Creek. Access is by float plane, motorboat, sailboat, kayak, or canoe only. Most visitors arrive by float plane from Juneau; the trip usually takes about 30 minutes each way.

Whichever method you choose, remember that the weather in Southeast Alaska is often poor and always unpredictable. Flights are sometimes cancelled due to high winds and poor visibility. Be prepared for this contingency by bringing rain gear, extra clothing, snacks, and any vital medications. You will also disembark at Pack Creek in 8-12 inches of water so make sure you have rubber boots.

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