Totem Bight State Historical Park, located 10 miles outside of downtown Ketchikan, is the site of a former native summer fish camp set along the Tongass Narrows in the Tongass National Forest. The park offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history, lifestyle, and lore of the northwest coast natives. On this site, replicas of original totem poles have been carved and painted reflecting the rich culture and traditions of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians. Your driver/guide will interpret the significance of the myths and legends depicted on the many poles standing among the hemlock and cedar trees. Come to understand the importance of the ocean and its impact on these coastal natives. While traveling to and from Totem Bight, you'll be introduced to some of the industries that have made Ketchikan what it is today.