This pristine coastal rain forest was established in 1978 to protect this remote and wild portion of Alaska. The monument comprises over 2.3 million acres surrounding Ketchikan
. Wildlife is abundant in an area that gets over 120 inches of precipitation yearly. Most of the area is accessible by float plane.
The USFS maintains over 60 miles of trails and maintains public use cabins. Recreational activities include backpacking, birdwatching, hiking, hunting, fishing and kayaking. For information, contact Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.