If you’re really looking to get off the grid during your time in Alaska, Shuyak Island is the place to go. While only 54 air miles from Kodiak, a trip here isn’t for your average tourist. There are no roads, very limited transportation options to and from the island, and your only sleeping options are state park public-use cabins or pitching a tent. But the scenery, remoteness, wildlife, and unparalleled kayaking through the island’s coastal forests make it worth the effort.
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