Tongass National Forest Guide

Covering more than 16.7 million acres, Tongass National Forest is the largest forest in the United States. This temperate rainforest, located just 13 miles from Alaska’s capital, is more than 500 miles across in places. This national forest, officially recognized by Congress in 1907, has 31 communities in or near it. Western red cedar, Sitka spruce, and western hemlock are the primary species found in this rainforest. There are so many recreational opportunities in this national forest that covers about 90% of southeast Alaska. Many people choose to come to Tongass because it has one of the highest concentrations of brown bears and bald eagles in the world. 

Where to Camp

Camping in Tongass National Forest

Traveling in an RV is a fantastic way to explore Alaska’s Inner Passageway communities. If you do not have an RV, rent one meeting your needs on, where you can find well-equipped motorhomes and travel trailers in all sizes. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Tongass National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Tongass National Forest

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How to get to Tongass National Forest

Address: 6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801

Fee: Entry fee $0

Tongass National Forest provides the quintessential Alaskan vacation. Especially in the summertime, go to some of the special areas set up to watch brown and black bears. There are numerous glacier lakes that are great places to go trout and salmon fishing. There are 19 designated wilderness areas within this park’s boundaries. Many people still live off the land by hunting, fishing, and gathering food in the forest. Explore it for yourself by bringing your RV to Tongass National Forest. If you do not have one, then rent one on RVshare.