Point Baker, Alaska

Point Baker is a community of 25 year-around residents, and three fishing and hunting lodges with accommodations for up to forty-five people. It is very distinctly a recreation destination, and with great reason.

Located on the very northwest tip of Prince of Wales Island, Point Baker is situated at a key point beside Sumner Strait. The strait runs between the mouth of the mighty Stikine River, home to huge runs of all five species of Pacific salmon, and the Pacific Ocean. Halfway to the ocean Sumner Strait makes a right angle bend, right by Point Baker. Tides move tremendous volumes of water back and forth through the strait, so that right there, at that corner there is a stirring and sweeping that attracts a great variety of sea life. When the salmon are returning from the ocean to the Stikine River then that gathering of wildlife reaches a crescendo.

Whales, seals, sea lions, and sea otters are right by the entrance to Point Baker. Sea birds wheel and bob. Thick schools of tiny feed-fish tickle the water's surface, or spray into the air as they are chased from below. And the fishing? Amazing! Just amazing! Salmon, halibut, yelloweye rockfish, ling cod and more.

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At a glance

  • Limited Grocery Store

  • Seasonal Restaurant

  • Fishing and Hunting Licenses

  • Fire and EMS

  • Lodges and B&Bs

  • Laundromat

  • Charter Floatplane Service

  • Post Office

  • Harbor

  • Limited Electrical Power

 

Silver salmon at Point Baker

Things to do in Point Baker

Baywatch Cafe and Liar’s Club Lounge

Recount the day’s fishing with a cocktail at the last floating saloon in Alaska!

Go Saltwater Fishing

The famous fishing grounds of Sumner Strait are a mere two minute boat ride from Point Baker.

Marine Mammal Watching

Humpback Whale blowing a rainbow

Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, porpoises, and seals gather near Point Baker to feed.

Point Baker Alaska Fishing Lodge

Free Things to do in Point baker

Visit the Floating Post Office

Point Baker Alaska Floating Post Office and Community Building

How often do you see a post office that goes up and down with the tide?