General Information about Prince of Wales Island

We are in southern Southeast Alaska (“Southeast”). Southeast on Prince of Wales Island. Southeast offers a unique lifestyle amidst the natural beauty of forests, lakes and the ocean. Southeast Alaska includes the largest remaining old growth coastal temperate rain-forest in the world.

Southeast’s communities largely are situated between the ocean and the forests. Many properties offer a rural lifestyle living in a park-like atmosphere of tall trees and lush ferns. Waterfront properties along the coast or on lakes allow easy access to excellent recreational opportunities for the enjoyment of long time and seasonal residents, as well as recent retirees.

Our weather is generally mild and often rainy along the coast. Prince of Wales, home to Setter Lake, and its surrounding islands are under a strong maritime influence, offering temperate year-round temperatures.

Our winters are mild in comparison to mainland Alaska. However temperatures can dip into the single digits. Though we have had two feet of snow as early as October 15th, generally snow arrives December/January. and icy road conditions are problematic.

Prince of Wales Scenic Byways Map


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