Appleton Cove Cabin was built in 1992 by Forest Service timber prep and and administrative crews for field housing. When logging was complete, the cabin became available for recreation purposes. Cabin can sleep 5 people. SETTING: Cabin lies along a south-facing and flat saltwater shoreline amid a tall dense hemlock-spruce forest. ACTIVITIES: Saltwater fishing, hunting, and marine wildlife. Past logging has established an isolated road system adjacent to the cabin. ATV's may use roads when there is no logging. Use caution. Cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, oilstove for heat, and an outhouse. It has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags, pads, cookstove, cooking gear, and food. Bring #1 fuel oil for stove, 10 gallons for a 3-day stay. A mooring buoy is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for boat anchorage. Firewood for outdoor campfires is not provided, but dead and down wood may be gathered. Past logging has established an isolated road system adjacent to the cabin. Please note that culverts have been pulled on some roads, causing deep depressions. Use caution in these areas. For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org. 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.
Reservations may be made on the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. Treat or boil stream water before drinking. All garbage and food must be packed out. Occasionally poor weather can cause delayed arrivals or extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this.
Directions: Accessible from Sitka year round, weather permitting. Thirty air or 50 boat miles north of Sitka on Baranof Island just south of Peril Straits on the southeast shore of Appleton Cove. Access from Sitka, 25 minutes by floatplane or 2 hours by boat. Occasionally winter temperatures can freeze the cove, preventing access during those times. For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Sitka B-4. Access by floatplane or boat.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .