Kake is a first class City located on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island along Keku Strait and Frederick Sound, 95 air miles southwest of Juneau. Centrally located in the Southeast panhandle of the State, Kake is a Tlingit village rich in cultural history and tradition. The region of Kake has been inhabited by the Tlingit people for thousands of years. Kake is home to the third tallest totem pole in the world towering over the village at 132 feet, carved in 1967 for the Alaska Purchase centennial.
Kake is a prime spot for viewing whales. Whales migrate through the Kake area in large numbers. Kake also has a large black bear population, with moose, Sitka black-tail deer, wolf, bald eagles, sea otters, and seal thriving in the area. Fishing for salmon and halibut is superb in Kake. Freshwater streams in season are abundant in trout, steelhead, and salmon.