Sitka, Alaska is located on Baranof Island, along the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage. Starrigavan Campground is located in the Tongass National Forest which is the largest unit in the national forest system, almost 17 million acres. The area abounds in animals and birds and fish, with unsurpassed scenery and hardy people. It's a place where eagles are commonplace, most roads are deer crossings, and bears use the trails, too. The Tongass is a wild place, where the natural world is a strong presence that nurtures spiritually and materially and demands respect.