Tongass National Forest - Welcome!

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Welcome, The Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest national forest, covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage. It offers unique chances to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of "wild" Alaska. You can take a sled-dog ride on a glacier, hike boardwalk trails, fish in streams or the ocean, or just relax at a remote cabin. The Tongass offers a vast array of fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and bear viewing options. Our most popular is the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. On the web site you will find hours of oporation, trails information, bear viewing information, and a downloadable PDF version of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Map & Information brochure.

You can now stay connected with the Tongass via Twitter and Facebook.
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USDAFS Christmas Shield

It's Christmas tree cutting time on the Tongass National Forest! Check here for maps, PSAs, and guidelines.



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Fire Danger Low  Fire Danger Low