Prince of Wales Island Wildlife Viewing
Gravelly Creek has a run of pink salmon during August and September, making it a popular fishing spot for both people and black bears. Sitka black-tailed deer roam along the short, wide gravel path between the parking area and the creek. Keep an eye out for bald eagles and red-breasted sapsuckers as well.
The forest along the gravel path between the parking area and the creek is good habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds. Listen for their songs while walking the path.
- Black Bear
- Pink (Humpy) Salmon
- Sitka black-tailed deer
Evening is the best time to see bears at Gravelly Creek, when there is less human activity.
- Hiking Trails
- Picnic Facilities
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Within Walking Distance
Gravelly Creek is a USDA Forest Service day-use area three miles outside of Thorne Bay. No camping is allowed at Gravelly Creek.
Plan to spend at least: 2 - 4 hours
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- Best Month May
- Best Month June
- Best Month July
- Best Month August
- Best Month September
Gravelly Creek is along Forest Highway 42, which heads west away from Thorne Bay towards Klawock and Craig.
USDA Forest Service, Thorne Bay Ranger District - (907) 828-3304 or http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/pow/index.shtml