Yakutat Ranger District

Tide water glacier near Yakutat


NOTICE: Limited access, continued service at Tongass NF offices. 
Continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 pandemic is very important to us. Therefore, we are limiting our face-to-face meetings and limiting walk-in access to our offices. Signs have been posted at all Tongass National Forest offices with guidance for obtaining entrance to conduct business, which may include setting up an appointment in order to enhance social distancing and minimize the number of visitors in offices at one time. We will continue to serve you via email, phone calls, and appointments as needed. Please call 907-784-3359 to reach the Yakutat Ranger Distric Offices. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-19.


The most northern of the ranger districts, the Yakutat ranger district is located on mainland Alaska and is surrounded by tall mountains and massive glaciers. Its setting on the gulf of Alaska provides the area with sandy beaches, waves suitable for surfing, and world-class fishing on the Situk River. The Yakutat Forelands is an important area for migratory birds, and it hosts one of the largest known breeding colonies of Aleutian Terns.

Boat washed up on the beach near Yakutat Beaches

With miles of sandy shoreline, Yakutat boasts some of Southeast Alaska's most extensive, and most renown, beaches.


Holding a small yellow bird Birding

Yakutat is a hidden gem for bird lovers. Boasting a major migratory flyway, the area is a well known stopping point for several species and a nesting area for the Arctic Tern.


Person fishing with their dog Fishing on the Situk River

The Yakutat Ranger District's Situk River is one of the most productive and popular salmon and trout systems in the National Forest System.