Hydaburg is an incorporated community of approximately 376 located on the southwest coast of PoW. It is connected to other PoW communities via the Hydaburg and Hollis highways. It is approximately 30 miles from Hollis and 25 miles from Klawock. There are many nearby recreational opportunities (fishing, hunting, hiking, wildlife viewing, etc.).
Hydaburg has a large Haida native population. Tribal values are deeply rooted in the community. The town has a large number of Haida artists, carvers, and weavers. A totem park, built in the 1930’s, has been added to in recent years. The community hosts the Haida Festival in mid summer.
(Totem Photos 1. Hydaburg Totem Park Photo Credit D. Sylvia 2. Group of restored totem poles at Hydaburg. U.S. Forest Service photo, Joseph Yolo, 1941.)
Hydaburg has the following services: groceries, school, emergency medical services (EMS),boat launch, flights (floatplane), lodging, RV services, and library, among others. It is connected to other PoW communities by a paved road system and to scheduled daily Inter Island Ferry (IFA) service to Ketchikan at the Hollis terminal).
Additional information can be found at the following contact/links:
Hydaburg Cooperative Association: 907.285.3666
Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce: http://www.princeofwalescoc.org
Southeast Island School District: http://www.sisd.org
Tongass National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/tongass/recreation