This is the weekly Recreation and Road report for July 17th – July 24th


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Fireweed at Inner Harbor
by Andrea Laughlin

Road Conditions/Construction:  

  • On Wrangell Island, the rockslide across the Fools Crossing Road 6273 is being repaired.
  • There will be bridge repair work occurring on FS Roads 6299 & 6270, which are the roads that go out to Fools & Thoms Creeks, and on the FS road 50041 by Highbush Lake. This work will involve a concrete truck traveling out the road.
  • Also watch for road blading on the 6299 Thoms Creek Road and the Nemo Loop 6267 Road.

Logging Traffic:

  • On Zarembo Island, log trucks are hauling from the 6585 Snow Pass road, 52026 High Road and the 52089 Zarembo Lake Road into St Johns LTF.
  • On Etolin Island, logging activity at Anita Bay is ongoing on the 6546 Mosman Road and there are log trucks hauling to the Anita Bay scale yard and dock area.


Recreational Reminders:

  • Crews will be cutting brush on Wrangell Island trails this week.
  • We are asking for help from the public this summer as you visit recreation areas. Please notify us if you notice anything damaged or needing attention. Call the front desk at 874-2323 to report conditions. Thank you to those that have already reported conditions this season.
  • Due to reduced budgets, the Forest Service is not guaranteeing a supply of firewood at cabins and campsites at this time, except at Middle Ridge Cabin, which is stocked with firewood supplied by the Stikine Sportmens Association.

Anan Wildlife Observatory:

  • Permits are required for visiting Anan from July 5th until August 25th. Requests for the lottery of a limited amount of Anan Permits are being accepted in-person at the Wrangell District front desk. More details on this process can be found by contacting the front desk at 874-2323.
  • And for safety reasons, we ask that visitors please try to avoid boating in the lagoon during the permit season, as it has been observed that the noise can push bears into folks walking along the trail.


Community Programs:

  • Families are welcome to join us for Read with a Ranger program on Fridays in July from 10:30-11:30 am at the Irene Ingle Public Library. The topic for Friday July 20th is “Lending a hand”.
  • Also join us at the Nemo Host Site for the weekly potluck & Campfire program this Friday, July 20th to learn about moths with Susan Wise-Eagle. The Nemo Host Site is the first developed site on the Nemo Recreation Loop, approximately 14 miles south of Wrangell. The potluck begins around 6pm and the programs starts at 7pm.  All are welcome.

This announcement is courtesy of KSTK and your Wrangell Ranger District.. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the Wrangell Ranger District Office at 907-874-2323.