Kake Tribal Tourism

Kake Tribal Tourism provides a cultural tour for numbers up to 200 guests. The tour includes an onboard greeting from our local guides, a carving demonstration from a master carver, the world’s tallest one-tree totem pole, and a dance performance with the Keex Kwaan Dancers.

Leadership

Falen Mills:  f.mills@kaketribaltourism.com

Game fishing in Kake

The waters surrounding Kake are rich with halibut and salmon making it a world-class destination for anglers as well as a prime spot for whale watching. More than 120 miles of logging roads head inland from the village and can be explored by mountain bike, ATV’s or on foot to access more of Kupreonof Island. Trail access from the roadway includes Big John Bay Trail, Goose Lake Trail and Cathedral Falls Trail. Bear viewing is possible along Silver Spike Road Bridge and at Gunnuck Creek Hatchery, where a large number of chum salmon return every summer.

WHERE TO STAY IN KAKE

Keex’ Kwaan Lodge
Cell Phone (907)723-8386
Email: lodge@kakealaska.com
http://www.kakealaska.com/

Waterfront Lodge
Po Box 222
Kake, AK 99830
Phone: 907 7853472
Email: pattimhandy@yahoo.com
http://www.waterfrontlodgekake.com/

Getting to Kake

If you love nature, the water, scenic mountains, majestic forests, long waters and want to meet our friendly people and watch possibly the most beautiful sunsets you could image, please come. We will do everything in our power to make your stay enjoyable and happy.

There are several ways to get to Kake in Alaska. Bear in mind that like most of our villages in the SE Peninsula we are surrounded by water, that’s why its so peaceful.

By air

Delta Airlines and Alaskan Airlines run regular flights from cities in the lower 48 states to Juneau.

From there you need to catch the local connection to Kake which is either by float plane or small aircraft. The flight takes about 25 minutes.

By Ferry

The Alaska Marine Highway System operates regular ferry services to Kake from Juneau, Prince Rupert in Canada and Dillingham in Washington.

An alternate is to fly to Juneau and then take the ferry to Kake.

By cruise line

During summer literally dozens of cruise ships cruise to Alaska and many will allow you to book a passage to alight at one of their ports of call from where you can either take the ferry or commuter airline to Kake.

Contact Information

374 Keku Rd, Kake, AK 99830

Phone (703)-282-1956, (907) 785-5253

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Kake Dog Salmon Festival

The Kake Dog Salmon Festival was held July 27, 2019. This is an annual event that began 1994, put on by Kake Tribal Heritage Foundation. It is the only Native festival in southeast Alaska. Click here to read the 2019 Festival Report.

“It is a unique event, the only one I know based on fish processing,” said Peter Metcalfe. “The event got its start as a community celebration of the first one millionth pound of seafood processed during the season.” Former Kake Tribal Corporation President Gordon Jackson and Peter Metcalf, of Juneau, co-founded the original event. Jackson said the festival’s founding was “by accident.” Kake fisheries held a local festival and during a board meeting in 1994, Jackson proposed that “maybe next year we can do something different and have a dog salmon festival and we can invite all our chums.”

The idea was a success and the rest has become part of Kake tradition.

“It became almost a fixture in the community,” Jackson said. The Kake Dog Salmon Festival continues to bring visitors to the village of Kake and to share our beautiful community with friends and family. Even though the Cold storage is no longer in operation, and the Kake community is experiencing one of the most challenging of economic phases, we feel that it is important to continue the Festival, to bring our community together.

Please join us! We look forward to seeing you all in July 2020.