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

Fees $35/Night May - Sept. $25/Night Oct. - April
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service - Petersburg Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

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


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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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. Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($35 per night per party May through September; $25 per night October through April). Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance.

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Reservation Info 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, this link will also provide more detailed information about the cabin.
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Fire Danger Level: Low
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
56.84636
  Longitude : 
-133.68961
  Elevation : 
sea level