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Tongass National Forest (Southern Prince of Wales)


Cable Creek Fish Pass
Cable Creek Fish Pass (17) - 1/8 mile wheelchair accessible ramp and boardwalk down to a viewing platform and benches overlooking the Cable Creek Fish Pass. Interpretive signs regarding fish pass. During July, August and September returning salmon can be viewed. Black bear frequent the area during peak fish runs. Watch them from the observatory, but do not try to approach them.

Trailhead located at the Cable Creek Bridge located off the Hydaburg road about 8 miles south of the intersection with the Hollis-Klawock Highway. Watch for trailhead sign on your right.


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Dog Salmon Fish Pass
Dog Salmon Fish Pass (16) - 1/4 mile access trail to a viewing platform overlooking Dog Salmon Fish Pass. Interpretive signs regarding fish pass. Look for all the different kinds of fish that use this ladder: coho, steelhead, chum, sockeye and pinks. February through May are the best months to see steelhead in the stream.

Sockeyes run from mid to late July, pinks and chums are in the creeks from August to September and cohos can be seen from August through October. Watch for bears. If you are lucky enough to see one, do not approach it. Stay on the trail and viewing platform.

Trocadero Picnic Area
Trocadero Picnic Area (19) - located 9.3 miles south of the Craig-Hollis Highway on the Hydaburg Road (28.8 miles from Craig). The two picnic sites each have a table and fire grill. No water or trash services are provided. View overlooking Trocadero Bay area.

Canoe Point Picnic Area
Canoe Point Picnic Area (18) - located about 12 miles south of Craig in Trocadero Bay. 1/4 mile access trail begins at saltwater and continues to the base of a spectacular waterfall. Facilities include 2 picnic tables and an outhouse. Access is only by saltwater. Trailhead is somewhat difficult to locate from the water.

Harris River Picnic Area
Harris River Picnic Area - located approximately 11 miles from Hollis on State Hwy 924. Harris River Picnic Area was recently constructed in 1998. It is located on the upper Harris River adjacent to the Harris River Campground off of the Hollis Highway. The picnic area offers users a heavily wooded setting with the sounds of the Harris River cascading over rocks in the background.

There are two uncovered picnic pads with tables and grills as well as a covered picnic area with two picnic tables and a grill. The site also has a vault toilet, garbage cans and drinking water available through a hand pump.

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