An aerial view of the iconic Tongass National Forest in Southwest Alaska.Nestled within the picturesque Southeast Alaska Panhandle lies the awe-inspiring expanse of the Tongass National Forest, spanning approximately 17 million acres. This verdant sanctuary encompasses a multitude of treasures, including the charming village of Angoon, Alaska, gracing the shores of Admiralty Island, where the renowned Favorite Bay Lodge awaits, a sanctuary for avid explorers. Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey, where your eyes will capture the beauty of one of Alaska’s finest treasures.

Otherworldly Biodiversity and Ecology

The Tongass National Forest is known for its remarkable biodiversity. It is home to various wildlife species, including brown bears, black bears, wolves, moose, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, salmon, and many others. The forest also features diverse ecosystems, including glaciers, fjords, and rivers which are home to countless plants and fungi.

A Renowned Temperate Rainforest

Tongass National Forest primarily comprises a temperate rainforest characterized by high rainfall, abundant vegetation, and mild weather. It receives an average of 80 to 220 inches of precipitation annually, supporting the growth of large trees and lush undergrowth. Unsurprisingly, many iconic species call this beautiful place home.

A Timeless Biome

The Tongass contains significant areas of old-growth forest, which are ecologically valuable and provide habitat for numerous species. These ancient forests feature towering trees, such as Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar. While hiking through this unscathed natural area, you’ll likely stumble upon tree stands that have been there for hundreds of years.

Unforgettable Adventures

The forest offers a range of recreational activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, boating, and kayaking. It attracts visitors from around the world who come to experience the region’s natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. One of the most significant draws to Favorite Bay is our proximity to the Tongass National Forest.

Indigenous Connections and Conservation

The Tongass National Forest has deep cultural and historical significance for indigenous communities, including the Tlingit people. These communities have longstanding relationships with the land and continue to practice traditional activities within the forest. Thanks to the efforts of the indigenous people and their allies, the Tongass has also been the subject of various conservation designations and management plans that have ushered in a transition from large-scale logging to more sustainable practices.

Your All-Inclusive Alaska Vacation Adventure Awaits

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Tongass National Forest, a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking extraordinary wildlife encounters and unforgettable hikes. During your stay at Favorite Bay Lodge, you’ll have a chance to experience untamed wilderness, where you can witness the raw beauty of Mother Nature firsthand. And with world-class fishing, exhilarating hikes, mouthwatering gourmet meals, and restful nights that rejuvenate your spirit, you’ll never look at vacation the same again! 

Visit our rates page for lodging and reservation information, or call us at 1-866-788-3344 to speak with our dedicated team. Let us guide you toward an extraordinary adventure, creating cherished memories that will resonate in your heart for years to come!