This is the weekly Recreation and Road report for August 13th– August 20th.   

Road Conditions/Construction:

Logging Traffic:                 

  • On Zarembo Island, there is log yarding and hauling activity from the Mustang Lakes area to St. Johns Harbor on the Mainline road 6590 and on the 52089 Zarembo Lake Road into St Johns.
  • On Etolin Island, there is log yarding on the Mosmon Road 6546, with log haul to the Anita Bay LTF. 

Recreational Reminders:              

  • Our recreation crew is now out working on our sites, but we still appreciate public reports. As you visit recreation sites and cabins, please notify us if you notice anything damaged or needing attention.
  • Due to reduced budgets & staffing, the Forest Service is not able to guarantee a supply of firewood at cabins and campsites right now, except at Middle Ridge Cabin.
  • And with the start of deer season, we would like to remind everyone that it is illegal and unsafe to shoot from, across or along roadways.

Anan Wildlife Observatory:

  • Permits are required for visiting Anan 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.
  • Some trees are down on the trail between the Anan Bay Cabin and the observatory trailhead. The trail can still be used, but it does requires maneuvering off of the boardwalk in some sections.

Community Programs:

  • Summer youth programs are ending. The last Tongass Tots program of the summer is on Wednesday, August 14th from 10-11 am at Volunteer Park.
  • Also join us at the Nemo Host Site for the weekly Friday night potlucks. The potlucks occur every Friday night at 6pm until August 30th, though there will not be a Campfire Program this week. The Nemo Host Site is the first developed site on the Nemo Recreation Loop, approximately 14 miles south of Wrangell.

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