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Piper Island Cabin

Reservation Phone Number: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted
Reservation System: National Reservation System



Piper Island Cabin Reservations



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General Description

Cabin is equipped with a double plywood bunk, a single plywood bunk, a sleeping loft accessed by a ladder, table, benches, oil stove 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 the stove (generally 10 gallons for a 3-day stay). A mooring buoy for boat anchorage is available to cabin users or general forest users, whichever comes first. Firewood is not provided for campfires. Brown bear frequent the area. 16'x16' modified A-frame cabin that can accommodate 7 people. Cabin was built in 1994 by volunteers from the US Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka and local volunteers. Access by floatplane or boat. 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. 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. Cabin users must bring their own water or have a boat to access the nearest stream 1/2 mile away on Baranof Island. No boat is provided at this cabin. Boil or treat 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. Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is NOT allowed.

Directions: Accessible year round, weather permitting. Located 30 miles north of Sitka within Schulze Cove, on the north side of Fish Bay, the northwest coast of Baranof Island. From Sitka, boat access is 90 minutes, air access is 20 minutes. For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Sitka B-5. Access by floatplane or boat. Mooring buoy provided.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .



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Tongass National Forest: Chatham Area, 204 Siginaka Way , Sitka, AK, 99835

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