Refuge Cove

State Recreation Site

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Refuge Cove
Refuge Cove State Recreation Site

Refuge Cove is 13 acre park stretching a 1/2 mile between the sandy beach and Sunset Drive Road. Trails run the length of the park. There are 9 picnic sites, a picnic shelter, and fire ring grills.

This is a frequent stop for many local families for an evening picnic and fabulous sunset views.


★ ADA Facility - No
★ 13 Acres
★ Toilets
★ Picnic Sites
★ Picnic Shelter


★ Day use
★ Fishing
★ Plant Interpretation Trail (14 plant identification signs developed by Ketchikan elementary students from Tongass School of Arts and Science)

8.7 North Tongass Highway

Driving Directions:
From Ketchikan Airport, ferry across, turn left on North Tongass Hwy. Turn left onto Sunset Dr. at milepost 8.7 off of N. Tongass Hwy.

Refuge Cove State Recreation Site location map