Naukati Bay, Alaska is located 80 miles west of Ketchikan, Alaska. Naukati Bay is 50 road miles north of Craig and Klawock on scenic paved roads.
The photo is of a "Steam Donkey" once used by the early logging companies.
Until 2000 Naukati Bay was a logging camp managed by Ketchikan Pulp Company (KPC). The Tidelands and Uplands were leased to the United States Forest Service (FS) by the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR). The KPC camp was shutdown in 1999 and the (most of) uplands and tideland leases were relinquished back to the ADNR.
In 1990 the ADNR did a land sale above the camp site and sold around 100 lots for to the public. In 1992 Naukati Bay incorporated as "Naukati West, Inc." and in around 2008 changed the name to "Naukati Bay, Inc.
(The picture to the left is what the Naukati Bay waterfront/KPC logging camp looked like until 1999. The picture below is what it looks like now)
Naukati Bay received its new marina in 2014 with financial assistance from the Denali Commission for Rural Alaska Economic Development and a State of Alaska legislative grant. Naukati Bay is the jump off point for the Greater Sea Otter Sound Archipelago including Edna Bay, several remote sport fishing lodges, oyster and kelp farming operations, commercial fishing, private land owners and logging operations.
NOT TO MENTION SOME GREAT SPORT FISHING !!!
Naukati Bay Community School
Ribbon Cutting for the new Naukati Bay School in 2004
Naukati Bay Community Church