Helen Shear (USFS) 1993.
The United States Congress designated the Kuiu Wilderness (map
) in 1990 and it now has a total of 60,581 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Alaska
and is managed by the Forest Service.
The Kuiu Wilderness is bordered by
the Tebenkof Bay Wilderness
to the north.
Kuiu Wilderness is bordered on the east by Sumner Strait and on the west by Chatham Strait and near the southern end of Kuiu Island. The northern boundary is shared with Tebenkof Bay Wilderness. Three major bays (Port Malmesbury, Port Beauclerc and Affleck Canal) indent a coastline of smaller bays, coves and canals and offer some safe anchorages. Several small offshore islands are included in this Wilderness of forest and muskeg. Several peaks rise to over 2,000 feet.