Rustic 16’ x 16’ a-frame cabin with sleeping loft reached by vertical ladder; oil stove, uniquely ATV accessible; capacity 8 persons.
At a Glance
$35 a night
pit toilet, not ADA accessible
Tongass NF - Sitka RD
Directions: Located on west coast of Kruzof Island 20 miles northwest of Sitka; 45 minute boat ride from Sitka to Mud Bay on east coast of Kruzof Island; then a 6 mile hike or ATV ride across the island to T in road at Iris Meadows. Turn right about 1/8 mile (.2 km), then turn left on road that crosses meadows. After crossing Iris Creek, continue along road about 1 mile (1.6 km) to ATV trail which turns left and continues about ¼ mile (.4 km) to cabin.
About 36 miles (58 km) of old logging roads available for mountain bike riding.
Camping & Cabins
Cabin nestled just inside forest fringe on north beach of Shelikof Bay. Terrain relatively flat and easy to explore. Also old logging roads for ATV and mountain bike riding. This cabin is popular with those who want to access it by ATV; however, access to the cabin can also be done by hiking, biking, boat or helicopter at lower tides. Cabin users can expect noise from ATV riders on beach in front of cabin. ATV use is restrict to beach and designated trails. Special features: Cabin built in 1993 by volunteers from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka and by local volunteers. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka A-5, A-6 What to bring: #1 diesel oil, generally 10 gallons for a 3-day stay; sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags. Rubber boots and raingear are recommended. Water available from creek at crossing about 1/3 mile(½ km) from cabin. . Treat all water before using. Better idea is to bring your own water. Cabin is NOT maintained during the winter. Firewood not provided for outdoor campfires, gather only dead and down wood. Accessible year round, weather permitting. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Pack out all gear, garbage and food that you bring to cabin. Reservations may be made on the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. 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 site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Cabin reservations (check-in & check out time) are from noon to noon.