16'x16' A-frame cabin that sleeps 8 people. Cabin was built in 1991 by volunteers from US Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka. Boat/trail access mode requires a low tide across Iris Meadows. Access at high tide very difficult. First-time users must get good directions from the Sitka Ranger District office 907-747-4216 and consult a local tide table. SETTING: Sandy beach, estuary, and spruce-hemlock forest, ocean view of Gulf of Alaska. Deer and brown bear. PROXIMITY: 1/2 mile south of North Beach Cabin, both on Shelikof Bay. ACTIVITIES: Beachcombing; photography; Dolly Varden, coho, and pink salmon in creek. The area is flat and easy to explore, with magnificent views. RESTRICTIONS: Cabin not maintained in winter, firewood may be scarce. Brown bear frequent the area. Rain gear and boots are recommended. There are NO discounts for Golden Age and Golden Passports for Alaska cabin rentals. The person holding the reservation must be 18 and must be a member of the party using the cabin. Reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation May 1 - September 30 and a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights per party October 1 - April 30. This A-Frame cabin is equipped with sleeping loft, wooden bunks, table, benches, woodstove for heat, and an outside toilet. It has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags, pads, cook stove, cooking gear, and food. For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org.
Reservations can be made the day of arrival, or up to 180 days in advance. Occasionally poor weather can cause delayed arrivals or extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. High tides affect access to this cabin if arriving by boat/trail route. Low tides provide easier access. Please consult local tide tables. Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is NOT allowed.
Directions: Accessible year round, weather permitting. Located 20 miles northwest of Sitka on the western shore of Kruzof Island in the Gulf of Alaska. First-time users to this cabin should contact the Sitka Ranger District office at 907-747-4220 for specific directions to the cabin. Helicopter or wheel plane can land on the beach at low tide. Access by boat is 45 minutes from Sitka to Mud Bay, then hike 7 miles on the Kruzof Island Road (old logging road) and Shelikof Trail. High tides affect access to this cabin if arriving by boat/trail route. Low tides provide easier access. Please consult local tide tables. For geographic features around the cabin, refer to USGS topographic maps Sitka A-5, A-6.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .