Hobart Bay was a logging camp operated by Goldbelt, Inc. The Juneau-based Native Corporation owns nearly 23,000 acres in the area. Ninety percent of the logging is done by helicopter. The work force has been scaled back considerably since 1990. The school was closed prior to the 98/99 school year. Since the logging camp has been closed, employment is now limited to caretaking of the facilities.
Location & Climate: Hobart Bay is on the mainland on the east shore of Stephens Passage, 70 miles south of Juneau. It lies at approximately 57.435770 North Latitude and -133.340620 West Longitude. (Sec. 27, T051S, R075E, Copper River Meridian.) Hobart Bay is located in the Petersburg Recording District. The area's maritime climate is characterized by cool summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures range from 45 to 61 °F; winter temperatures range from 25 to 39 °F. They receive much less precipitation than is typical of Southeast Alaska. *State of AK, DOT AMHS.
2010 Population: 1. (US Census)