Settlers Cove State Recreation Area features 13 campsites near Clover Passage. Considered a temperate rainforest, you can take a stroll through massive red cedars, beautiful western hemlocks, and sturdy Sitka spruce as you and your dog get a bit of exercise.
Kayakers often flock to the area to enjoy the waters of Clover Passage. A portion of the park also features a sandy beach, a rarity in the Ketchikan area. You can fish from the shores or even brave a trip into the water, though it may be a bit chilly depending on the time of year.
There is a large day use parking lot, making it a great destination for a quick trip. You can use the ADA accessible Hollow Cedar Beach Access Trail to move between the lot and the campground, making a pit stop at the beach picnic shelter to enjoy a quick bite.
Many visitors also head over to the Lunch Falls Look Trail, letting them hike past Lunch Creek, head to the beach, or enjoy the mile-long loop hike through the wilderness. If you want to take a detour, you can use a trail connection to reach the Waterfall Viewing Deck or head to the Lunch Creek Trail, which connects to a US Forest Service property and heads toward the Emery Tobin Lakes.
If you decide to bring your dog with you during your camping trip to Settlers Cove State Recreation Site, make sure they remain on a leash at all times. This allows you to keep your pet away from other visitors, who may be wary of dogs, as well as wildlife, which could pose a threat. You also need to pick up after your dog throughout your stay. This ensures that the area remains clean and well cared for, giving everyone an opportunity to enjoy their visit without having to dodge a mess.