Forest Supervisor's Office

Tongass National Forest - Forest Supervisor: Frank Sherman
648 Mission Street, Suite 110
Federal Building
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6591
Phone: 907-225-3101 | Fax: 907-228-6215

Visitor Centers

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center - Director: Artak Davtian
50 Main Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6559
Phone: 907-228-6220
TTY Voice: 907-228-6237 | Fax: 907-228-6234

Petersburg Visitor Information Center - Director: Ray Born
19 Fram Street
PO Box 649
Petersburg, AK 99833-0810
Phone: 907-772-4636

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center - Acting Director: Laurie Lamm
Mendenhall Glacier
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-789-0097 | Voice: 907-789-6643

Ranger Districts

At almost 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest is the largest National Forest in the United States. Due to this size, the Tongass is divided into ten ranger districts. 

Admiralty Island National Monument - Monument Ranger: Michael Downs
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-586-8800 | Fax: 907-586-8808 

Craig Ranger District - District Ranger: Mark Pentecost  
Located on the southern half of Prince of Wales Island, the largest island in Southeast Alaska. Prince of Wales Island has the most extensive road system in Southeast Alaska, ranging from paved scenic byways to logging roads that require four-wheel drive. These roads provide access to numerous areas where you can fish, hike, camp, hunt, boat and view wildlife. 
504 9th Street
PO Box 500
Craig, AK 99921-9998
Phone: 907-826-3271 | Fax: 907-826-2972

Hoonah Ranger District - District Ranger: Michael Downs
The Hoonah Ranger District encompasses most of Chichagof Island, an island known for its high density of brown bears. A system of dirt roads provides for further exploration and opportunities to hunt, fish, hike, pick berries, mountain bike, and watch wildlife. Hoonah is one of the largest Tlingit villages in Alaska and offers various cultural sites and events.
430 Airport Way
PO Box 135
Hoonah, AK 99829-0135
Phone: 907-945-3631 | Fax: 907-945-3385 

Juneau Ranger District - District Ranger: Tristan Fluharty
The Juneau Ranger District surrounds the largest city in Southeast Alaska and the capitol of the state. Visitors can learn about the Tongass, view a glacier, camp, and access many miles of trails at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Recreation Area. Juneau is also the headquarters for nearby Admiralty Island National Monument, known for the Kootznoowoo Wilderness Area and Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area.
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-586-8800 | TTY Voice: 907-790-7444 | Fax: 907-586-8808

Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District - District Ranger: Cathy Tighe
Encompassing about 3.25 million acres on the southeastern end of Tongass National Forest and includes the glacier-sculpted Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is also located in Ketchikan, and is a great place to visit and learn about the natural and cultural history of the Tongass.
3031 Tongass Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901-5743
Phone: 907-225-2148 | TTY Voice: 907-225-0414 | Fax: 907-225-8738

Petersburg Ranger District - District Ranger: Ray Born
In the middle of the Tongass, the Petersburg Ranger District consists of Mitkof, Kupreanof, Kuiu and many smaller islands. The Mitkof Highway provides access to many picturesque recreation areas, including the Swan Observatory, popular fishing and hiking spots, and views of the scenic Wrangell Narrows.
12 North Nordic Drive
PO Box 1328
Petersburg, AK 99833-1328
Phone: 907-772-3871 | Fax: 907-772-5995

Sitka Ranger District - District Ranger: Eric Garner
Situated on the outer coast of the Gulf of Alaska, the Sitka Ranger District encompasses Baranof Island and part of Chichagof Island. The road system provides access to numerous miles of hiking trails, while access to the outer coast provides great opportunities for whale watching and fishing. The Mount Edgecumbe Volcanic Field is another unique feature found on this district.
2108 Halibut Point Road
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 907-747-6671 | Fax: 907-747-4253 (SRD) | Fax: 907-747-4366 (SO)

Thorne Bay Ranger District - District Ranger: Mark Pentecost
Covering the northern half of Prince of Wales Island, the Thorne Bay District is known for its cave systems and karst topography. The caves offer a unique recreation opportunity for visitors and a valuable research area for scientists. Paddlers can also take advantage of two water trails found on the District.
1312 Federal Way
PO Box 19001
Thorne Bay, AK 99919-0001
Phone: 907-828-3304 | Fax: 907-828-3309

Wrangell Ranger District - District Ranger: Clint Kolarich
Encompassing Wrangell Island and the surrounding mainland and islands. The heart of the area is the Stikine River, the fastest navigable river in North America and an important stop for birds on the Pacific Flyway. Anan Wildlife Observatory is also a spectacular destination, with the chance to not only view black and brown bears, but bald eagles, salmon, seals and other wildlife as well. 
525 Bennett Street
PO Box 51
Wrangell, AK 99929-0051
Phone: 907-874-2323 | Fax: 907-874-7595

Yakutat Ranger District - District Ranger: Lee Benson
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.
421 Ocean Cape Road
PO Box 327
Yakutat, AK 99689
Phone: 907-784-3359 | Fax: 907-784-3457