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Address: 18 North Tongass Road, Ketchikan, AK 99501-3557
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Amazing place to visit!!

The views are exceptional! We took my granddaughter out at a negative low tide. At these times, you can walk way out onto the beach, finding all sorts of sea life in the tidal... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Anita T
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The views are exceptional! We took my granddaughter out at a negative low tide. At these times, you can walk way out onto the beach, finding all sorts of sea life in the tidal pools.....star fish, sun stars, eels, bullhead fish, crabs, China hats....all sorts of stuff. She definitely loved it!!

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Los Cabos, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We were traveling with a small group on Norwegian Sun and decided to spend the day just the two of us. We first toured the Bight Totem Park and then decided to explore. We drove just a few miles pas the Totem Park to a dead end...parked the car and hiked the Lunch Creek Falls Loop. It was the best... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Within a few steps down the trail, you will leave the world behind and experience the rain forest of southeast Alaska. The woods and water combine to let you for a moment see unexplored and undeveloped Alaska as the pioneers and native peoples knew. Bring some food for a picnic or just stop for a short hike down the trail... More 

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Three Rivers, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stumbled across Settlers Cove State Recreational Site as we were exploring the area near our Bed & Breakfast. What an excellent surprise! It is so peaceful with a well kept path to a waterfall, picnic tables along the way, and 1 mile loop path through the rainforest, and our favorite, a hike leading to a lake up the mountain.... More 

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Currently Oregon
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Oh, my. Old growth rain forest with waterfalls and rugged shoreline. Well improved trails make this easy for anyone. Do take the stairs up to the the main waterfall. Worth it! As for the flora and fauna, it's the real thing. I've visited a lot of old growth forests and this is right up there with the best.

Thank backpackluxury
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

The best hiking site we had ever been. We were just in awe as soon as we entered the rainforest. The trees, the waterfalls, the cove etc were just too beautiful. We will definitely come again and again and again :-)

Thank lovesusu
Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

I love to hike the lower loops as well as the trail that goes up past the waterfalls and up the creek. It's seasonal variety makes it a destination throughout the year. oh yes you can day camp, swim, and overnight camp there.

Thank Loren778899
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

This is a nice place to have a walk along the ocean. The waterfall trail is through some pretty forest and the ocean is visible on a great deal of the trail. They have campsites and picnic sites. They have a host minding the area. There is also a cabin for rent if you plan ahead. They do have outhouse... More 

Thank Eric W
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Travel north from Ketchikan until you reach the end of the road and you will find Settlers Cove. There is a pleasant little campground, a picnic area and a "beach". On the sunny day we visited there were many locals out swimming and enjoying the sun and water. There were also a number of people kayaking in the area.

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Sandy beach, tide pooling at very low tides, a beautiful waterfall, interesting hiking, camp sites, fishing and a stunning view. What more could you want in a remote feeling, yet close to town (about 16 miles from the heart of downtown) beach.

Thank MjinAK

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