Expansive Cannon Beach is good for beachcombing and contains remnants of WWII gun placements and other military hardware. Hike it at your leisure.


Yakutat offers prime fishing from March to October. Fly fishers head for the Situk River, a couple of miles east of the airport, for the steelhead salmon runs in spring and fall. Yakutat Charter Boat Co can organize fishing trips.


One of the few communities in the Southeast facing the open ocean, Yakutat gets big waves and has thus started to attract a small surfing scene. Its nerve center is the Icy Waves Surf Shop. Beware: this isn't a place to learn to surf and the water temperature rarely climbs above 50°F.


Yakutat has a dozen lodges and B&Bs, all of them locally owned.

There are eight USFS cabins in the area, four of them accessible by hiking from the Forest Hwy 10, which extends east from Yakutat. Many are near rivers and lakes that are renowned for sportfishing. For more information contact the USFS Yakutat Ranger Station.


You best bet for a good meal is the dining room at the Glacier Bear Lodge, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including local fish and steak. There's a local grocery store that sells coffee and doughnuts.

Drinking & Nightlife

Yakutat has a bar/liquor store. You can usually grab a coffee in the general store. Take your pick.