Big John Bay Cabin


Big John Bay Cabin

The Big John Bay single level hunter style cabin has an oil heater (#1 stove oil only), 4 single bunks, wooden table and benches, counter, pit-type outhouse, and covered porch. Stove oil, bedding, and cooking utensils are not provided. The cabin is on a small wooded point that faces a large expanse of tidal grass and saltwater flats.

At a Glance

A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees $40/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$25/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service - Petersburg Ranger District

General Information


Northeast side of Big John Bay in Rocky Pass, west side of Kupreanof Island.

General Notes:
General Notes:


The cabin can be accessed by boat or trail from the town of Kake, or by float plane from Petersburg. A 15-foot tide is required for boats or float planes to directly access the cabin. A 1-mile hike across mudflats is warranted at lower tides. Part of the trail crosses a tide flat, so there is no trail access during high tide.

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