Kake | (KAE) | cake
"Opening of Daylight"
Kake is located on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island along Keku Strait, 65 nautical miles northwest of Petersburg, 115 nautical miles southeast of Sitka, and 114 nautical miles southwest of Juneau. Kake was the first Alaska Native village to organize under federal law. A Tlingit village with a brisk fishing and logging trade where traditional customs are still an important part of the lifestyle. It is also home to the world's largest totem pole that rises to 132.5 feet tall and stands on a bluff overlooking town.
- The surrounding waters are rich with halibut and salmon making it a world-class fishing destination.
- Kake serves as the departure point for ocean kayak trips into Tebenkof Bay Wilderness, kayaks can be rented in Juneau or Petersburg and carried on the ferry.
- Approximately 120 miles of logging roads can be explored by mountain bike or on foot, but provide no connections to other communities on Kupreanof Island.
- A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community - the Organized Village of Kake; Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
Kake in located in central Southeast Alaska and receives service two times per week year-round. In the summer, mainline service between Juneau, Sitka, and Petersburg offers great cruising opportunity. It's an eight hour cruise from Juneau, ten hours from Sitka, and four hours from Petersburg. En route to Kake, you'll traverse some of the best whale watching waters in Alaska. The ferry terminal is only a quarter mile south of Kake, so even if you are not spending time in the community, you can step ashore for a quick view of this Tlingit Village.