Welcome to your travel information site for Prince of Wales Island.
It’s a big island with a Friendly, small-town spirit!
Prince of Wales Island, known locally as P.O.W., is the third largest island in the United States. Set in mountainous Southeast Alaska, P.O.W. is a land of great beauty, powerful ruggedness, and intricate ecosystems. Walk in old growth forest, fish pristine streams, drive a thousand miles of roads, and take in vibrant Alaska Native culture. Best of all, meet the friendly people of P.O.W. in eleven small towns!
“The sculpted hallways of this blueish-gray cave tell stories older than history itself. They are tales of ancient reefs, tortured rock, great floods, pre-historic creatures, and torch-bearing ancestors. If you find yourself exploring Prince of Wales Island, be sure to enter its underworld.” - excerpt from “In the Belly of the Tongass: Exploring the Depths of El Capitan Cave” by Brooke Kubby.
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