Hollis is 34 miles by sea from Ketchikan and the home port for the Inter-Island Ferry Authority vessel with a convenient terminal for travelers. With a population of approximately 150, Hollis has a school, library, boat dock, float plane dock, fire hall, emergency medical services unit, emergency medevac heliport and a community recreation area on the Harris River with a half-mile boardwalk and foot trail through the forest. Eleven miles from the Hollis Terminal is the Harris River Campground which has 14 campsites. For more information contact the US Forest Service at 877-444-6777.
In the early 1900s, Hollis was a bustling mining town with a population of more than 1,000. Gold and silver were mined until about 1915, but speculators are now considering reactivating one gold mine near Hollis. A great place for boating, kayaking, fishing, shrimping, crabbing, clamming hunting for deer and bear, and gold prospecting, Hollis has many recreational pastimes. Visit the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce or the Hollis Community websites for more information.