Game Creek was named in 1901 by E.F. Dickins of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey. Aside from the historical use of the area by local Tlingits, the site was first settled by members of a separatist religious group called "The Farm." Members collectively pool individual assets and income for the good of the community. Population growth spurred a new community near Haines.
Location & Climate: Game Creek is on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska, 2.6 miles southwest of Hoonah. It lies at approximately 58.058090 North Latitude and -135.514780 West Longitude. (Sec. 21, T044S, R061E, Copper River Meridian.) Game Creek is located in the Sitka Recording District. The area's maritime climate is characterized by cool summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures range from 52 to 63 °F and winter temperatures from 26 to 39 °F. *State of AK, DOT AMHS.
2010 Population: 18 (US Census)
Government: Game Creek is an unincorporated community and has no city or borough officials or offices.
Electric Utility: Individual generators. Power source: diesel.
Water & Sewer Utilities: Residents haul water from a central safe water point in Hoonah. Homes are not plumbed.
Solid Waste: Use of landfill in Hoonah.
Transportation Services: Access to community via Hoonah.
Health Care: Hoonah Medical Clinic. Game Creek EMS.