Clam Cove is a rural community located less than 10 minutes away from downtown Ketchikan by boat. The cove provides natural protection from inclement weather. The area has been used for many purposes over the years including; farming, boat building, and sawmills. Settlements in the area began in the early 1900s. The US Forest Service and the US Coast and Geodetic Survey established facilities in the area around that time; these facilities were shuttered in the 1950s. In the 1970s the Stensland Homestead was partially subdivided and several water front properties were developed. Also at that time 50 recreation cabin sites around Long Lake were marketed with a number of them being developed since then. However since that time there has been little development in the area.