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Petersburg

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Besides enjoying our SEAtrails, while in Petersburg visit the LeConte Glacier; the Hammer Slough; the Sons of Norway Hall & Valhalla Viking Ship; the Clausen Memorial Museum; Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery; and join us for cultural events including the Little Norway Festival (May); the Petersburg Salmon Derby on Memorial Day; the Fourth of July celebration; Octoberfest and Artshare.

Overview

Petersburg is located on the northwest end of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound, lying midway between Juneau and Ketchikan, approximately 120 miles from either community.

Transportation

The community of Petersburg is accessible by Alaska's Marine Highway System. The terminal is accessible by a dock 1 mile west of the downtown. AMHS has at least one arrival and departure daily throughout the summer months.

Major commercial air carriers have daily flights from Anchorage and most of the major cities in Southeast Alaska. Flexible air transportation to and from Petersburg is also available from private charter companies based out of Petersburg.

Services

Petersburg is a full service SEAtrails community with many options for lodging (bed and breakfasts, motels, lodges, RV parks, and campgrounds), full medical services including ambulance service and a hospital. Car rentals, groceries, cafes, and restaurants are also available.

Weather

Petersburg's climate is characterized by mild winters, cool summers and year-round rainfall. Average summer temperatures range from 40 to 56; winters average from 27 to 43. Annual precipitation averages 106.3 inches, including 97 inches of snow.

Local Contacts

For more information on Petersburg, contact the City of Petersburg PO Box 329 Petersburg, AK 99833; the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce (907-772- 3646); or the Petersburg Visitor Information Center (907- 772- 4636).

Sources

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Petersburg Locator Map