$45/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
pit toilet, not ADA accessible
Tongass NF - Sitka RD
Directions: Located on west coast of Kruzof Island 20 miles from Sitka; Helicopter or wheel plane landing on beach at lower tides or 45-minute boat ride from Sitka to Mud Bay on east coast of Kruzof Island and 6-mile (11-km) hike across island on Kruzof Island road 317590 to T at Iris Meadows, cross footbridge to left to access Shelikof Trail to cabin.
Located on west beach of Shelikof Bay, this is a great cabin for beachcombing, hiking and photography. Spectacular sandy beaches, magnificent ocean view of Gulf of Alaska, close proximity by boat to Sitka. Relatively flat terrain easy to explore. North Beach Cabin is ½ mile north located on the northern beach of Shelikof Bay. Iris Meadows is easily reached by following Shelikof River upstream or Shelikof Trail for a mile. High tides affect access to this cabin when arriving by the Kruzof Island Trail and crossing Iris Meadows. Tides lower than 6 feet provide easier access to this cabin. Consult local Tide Tables. Cabin main level has one single-wide bunk and one double wide bunk; the open loft has no bunks. Cabin was built in 1991 by volunteers from US Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka A-5, A-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 a spring about ¼ mile south of cabin. Treat all water before using. Better idea is to bring your own water. 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.
Magnificent view of rolling waves in the bay and expanses of a white sandy beach.