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Stikine-Leconte Wilderness

#5 of 12 things to do in Petersburg Features Animals
Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, AK
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Beautiful, relaxing area

We drove through parts of this wilderness area on a cloudy day in June. The views of mountains... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
yodab
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silver spring md
Fantastic Jet Boating

We enjoyed the thrill of speeding over the shallow delta of the Stikine River, to the deeper water... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2016
david t
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Strathbogie, Australia
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Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, AK
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove through parts of this wilderness area on a cloudy day in June. The views of mountains, lakes, sounds, and glaciers were beautiful. There was very little traffic and we had places all to ourselves. Some of the roads are gravel and some are...More

Thank yodab
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We enjoyed the thrill of speeding over the shallow delta of the Stikine River, to the deeper water to view the Glacier. The Captains skill in dodging around moving mud banks was amazing. The boat came as close as permitted to the glacier, the vivid...More

Thank david t
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We drove to this National Park to see some black bears. Although we did not see too much wild life, the place is wonderful and quiete. A must do if you have wheels in Petersburg.

1  Thank Jan Willem V
Reviewed July 20, 2016

What a beautiful adventure to the Le Conte Glacier. Saw lots of wildlife as well as a lot of icebergs and waterfalls. The amount of ice floating free kept us from making it to the glacier face, but it was a fantastic trip and I...More

Thank MrPsari
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Varied viewing experience. We traveled by boat and saw the steep mountains thick with trees, evidence of rock slides. Not good for hiking except in limited valley areas. Camping usually on shores that highlight kayak or boat experience. Much wildlife: whales, harbor seals, eagles, variety...More

Thank DJS1000
Reviewed November 20, 2015

As part of a small ship cruise this year we took a day trip to the Leconte Glacier. I've seen a lot of glaciers in Alaska so I was a bit skeptical that this would be different. It was. The glacier is beautiful and heading...More

Thank MLWTex
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Hiked all the way to ideal cove. I did the crane and hill lake trails. Beautiful scenery. Great hike. Hill lake has boat you can take out on lake for free. Each lake has picnic landing. Nicely boardwalked trails.

Thank jrwatkinsnow
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Northern hemispheres most southern tide water glacier. Beautiful glacial fjord with tons of icebergs.

1  Thank LeConteCruiser
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Our guide, Brenda from Alaska Charters, took our jetboat as close as possible to the glacier which involved several miles of maneuvering around so much ice it sounded like we were in a glass full of ice cubes. The beauty of the ice was magical...More

Thank Storyteller2013
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The LeConte glacier is very active and it showed its calving abilities while we visited. We took a jetboat to the glacier and got very, very close inspite of the possibility of "shooters", that is submarine icebergs that quickly rise from the depths. We could...More

Thank SunCitySteve
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