Meet the Neighbors - Explore Southeast Communities
Use Juneau as your base for exploring
our diverse Southeast Alaska region
Southeast Alaska is a wonderfully unique part of the state, a place surrounded by extreme geography, diverse vegetation, and an abundance of wildlife. Warm, wet air from the Pacific Ocean - blocked by the coastal mountains of Southeast Alaska - creates a temperate rainforest climate.
The Alexander Archipelago is a group of 10,000 islands snuggled up to the narrow strip of mainland on the west side of the Coast Mountains. Protected from the Pacific Ocean, the calm waters of the Inside Passage stretch from Ketchikan to Skagway.
The majority of land in Southeast Alaska is managed by the U. S. Forest Service and National Park Service. The Tongass National Forest is the nation's largest, with more than 17 million acres. Located just west of Juneau, the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is approximately 3.3 million acres.
Click on the map to see where these communities are located, then read more about them below.
AngoonLocated on Admiralty Island, the Tlingit village of Angoon is just 60 air miles from Juneau. Scheduled commuter air and ferry service provide access to this full-service community of about 500 residents. Angoon's rich Tlingit culture is reflected in its collection of totem poles. Adventure travelers will enjoy the community's close proximity to hiking, canoeing, and bear viewing.
Elfin CoveLocated on Chichagof Island, 90 miles west of Juneau, Elfin Cove (population: 32) is known for its access to world-class fishing.