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“Excellent camping and hiking”

Settlers Cove State Recreational Site
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Situated at the north end of Tongass Highway. Has nice camping spots, and an easy little hike for people that are not in very good condition, or a difficult hike for people that want a more strenuous workout. Very scenic as it is situated on the beach, but the more strenuous hike follows a beautiful creek up a mountain to a lake.

2  Thank caramello51
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Wow! This is such a beautiful location. The park is well maintained, with clean bathrooms, benches to rest on, a loop of campsites, clearly marked trails, sturdy bridges, etc. The Lunch Falls Loop is an easy hike (.5 miles) through the rainforest. You can access the beach, and you definitely should! It was breathtaking. You can also take the Lunch Creek Trail which is longer (4.8 miles one way) and more difficult but from the portion of it we hiked, very beautiful and worth the effort.

6  Thank HappilyHitched
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Imagine a lush, remote forest setting, the seashore on your left and a waterfall on your right. Secluded by the trees we stood on the bridge and wondered at the rushing water and the hundreds of salmon desperate to make it upstream. On the shore seagulls feasted on the salmon that did not make it. Nature can be quite raw but the cycle of life goes on and Settlers Cove gives you just such an example. Do include this lovely place on your visit to Ketchikan and take lots of photos. Take a tent and stay a while if you have time.

3  Thank Pamela J
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

A nice park (with camping) along a creek. In early September, we were lucky to see pink and king salmon spawning.

1  Thank ElliottBay
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Some great hiking in the rain forest, water falls rushing. If you wish you can hike 4 miles to the inland lake. Its lovely.

2  Thank dchampeau
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