Angoon | (ANG) | an goon'
"Gateway to Admiralty Island National Monument"
Angoon is located on the southwest coast of Kootnahoo Inlet, 78 nautical miles southwest of Juneau and 67 nautical miles northeast of Sitka. Although few visitor services are available, Angoon serves as the departure point for many kayak and canoe trips into the heart of Admiralty Island National Monument, including the 32-mile Cross Admiralty Canoe Route. Several lodges scattered in and around Angoon offer world-class sport fishing and prime wildlife viewing.
- Angoon has a less-rainy climate than most of Southeast Alaska and was valued by the Tlingit for that reason.
- The only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island, known for its large brown bear population.
- A Tlingit village with a commercial fishing and subsistence lifestyle.
- Local resources include deer, salmon, bear, halibut, shellfish, geese, seaweed and berries.
- A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community - the Angoon Community Association.
Angoon in located in central Southeast Alaska and receives day boat service twice per week most of the year. It's a seven to eight hour ferry ride from Juneau, depending on stops made along the way. Common stops include Hoonah, only four hours from Angoon and Tenakee Springs, only two hours and fifteen minutes from Angoon.