Cabin located on a small island surrounded by a hemlock-spruce forest. Cabin has two single-wide bunks over two double-wide bunks. Special Features: Cabin built in 1991 by volunteers from City and Borough of Sitka and other Sitka residents. Beachcombing, seal watching popular. Shrimp fishing south and east of island. Crabbing in nearby bays. With low tides, shoreline along spit near cabin leads to Chichagof Island, with deer, bear, and waterfowl hunting. Dolly Varden, pink, chum salmon in rivers. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka C-6 What to bring: Fire starter, 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 nearby stream. Treat all water before using. Better idea is to bring your own water. Mooring buoy available on first-come, first-served basis for boat anchorage. Cabin reservation does not include exclusive use of buoy. Cabin is NOT maintained during the winter. Firewood for the cabin stove may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year. 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.
Salt Water Fishing
Shrimp fishing south and east of island. Crabbing in nearby bays. chum salmon in Saltwater fishing possible by boat for a variety of saltwater species in season i.e. salmon, halibut. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov species, permits and regulations.
With low tides, shoreline along spit near cabin leads to Chichagof Island and waterfowl hunting. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for permits and regulations.