The Shoemaker Bay Overlook Shelter on Wrangell Island is located at the end of the Institute Creek Trail on the North Wrangell trail system. The location provides excellent views of Zimovia Straight, Shoemaker Bay, and the surrounding islands.
At a Glance
Reservations not required
Directions: Option 1 - 3.5 miles from the Rainbow Falls Trailhead via Rainbow Falls Trail to Institute Creek Trail. Option 2 - 5.2 miles from the North Wrangell Trailhead on the Spur Road Extension via the North Wrangell Trail to Institute Creek Trail. Shelter site is at the end of the Institute Creek Trail.
Provides opportunity for solitude and spectacular views. Some firewood may be available at shelter.
Excellent opportunity for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing in winter. Use caution in lower elevations as boardwalk will be snow covered and icy. Shelter is not a four season shelter and does not provide a heat source.