Admiralty Island National Monument is located on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska. This monument is considered a sacred area for the Angoon Tribe of Tlingit people. The land is home to an abundance of wildlife such as brown bears and bald eagles. It has a dominant rainforest vegetation as well as its alpine tundra and rugged coastline. This national monument includes over 1 million acres of land which is why it is home to a variety of temperatures and animals. The Admiralty Island National Monument has something to offer to everyone.
Backstory and Context
Due to the 100 inches of rain that falls each year in Alaska, the streams and greenery stay very hydrated which is a benefit for all the wildlife that reside there. The island offers bays like Mitchell, Whitewater, and Chaik that contain harbors that home seals and sea lions. Visitors not only have the option of walking around Pack Creek they can also floatplane, boat, or kayak around the island by their selves or with a guide depending on experience. Guides can help show certain spots that are popular to visitors. Although the black bear is highly popular for visitors to see the island is also home to more than 2,500 bald eagles with an average of one nest per every mile along the coastline. Also along the coastline in the ocean visitors can sometimes spot Humpback whales feeding in the Seymour Canal.
Admiralty Island is home to many types of wildlife and plant life because of its different climates the island experiences. Because of the vast amount of land there is an endless amount of activities you can do here. The island is located only 15 miles southwest of the city Juneau with mountains that rise up to 4,650 feet. The tall mountains have permanent ice-fields while the lower level coastline has rain forest territory. More than 90% of this monument is dedicated to the Kootznoowoo Wilderness home to the Tlingit community. Admiralty Island is the second largest island in Alexandra Archipelago. The island ranks in at 96 miles longs and around 30 miles long. Admiralty Island is unique will all it has to offer to a variety of people and their interests. Permits during season are $50.00 per adult and in off season permits are only $20.00.