Kuiu Wilderness is bordered on the east by Sumner Strait and on the west by Chatham Strait and near the southern end of Kuiu Island. The northern boundary is shared with Tebenkof Bay Wilderness. Three major bays (Port Malmesbury, Port Beauclerc and Affleck Canal) indent a coastline of smaller bays, coves and canals and offer some safe anchorages. Several small offshore islands are included in this Wilderness of forest and muskeg. Several peaks rise to over 2,000 feet.
Leave No Trace
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Kuiu Wilderness.
Digital and paper maps are critical tools for wilderness visitors. Online maps can help you plan and prepare for your visit ahead of time. You can also carry digital maps with you on your GPS unit or other handheld GPS device. Having a paper map with you in the backcountry, as well as solid orienteering skills, however, ensures that you can still route-find in the event that your electronic device fails.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is generally prohibited in all wilderness areas.
This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters.
Tongass Timber Reform Act - Public law 101-626 (11/28/1990) To amend the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, to protect certain lands in the Tongass National Forest in perpetuity, to modify certain long-term timber contracts, to provide for protection of riparian habitat, and for other purposes