Anan Bay Cabin

Area Status: Closed
WRD Anan Bay Cabin

15' x 17' cabin with loft constructed from Alaska Yellow Cedar, 2 single bunks, table, benches, and oil heater (#1 stove oil only). Bedding, cooking utensils, stove oil not provided.

February 24, 2023The Anan Bay Cabin is closed until further notice, after a large spruce tree fell on the structure and caused severe damage.

At a Glance

Reservations: February 24, 2023The Anan Bay Cabin is closed until further notice, after a large spruce tree fell on the structure and caused severe damage.
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees: $75/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Permit Info: Cabin reservation "holds" 4 permits for nearby Anan Wildlife Observatory which must be purchased in addition to cabin fee if you choose to go to observatory
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Wrangell
Water: Water may be available from seasonal creek behind cabin. Treat all water before using
Restroom: outhouse
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Mainland, 31 miles SE from Wrangell at Anan Bay across Ernest Sound from SE corner of Wrangell Island

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

Cabin overlooks Anan Bay. This cabin has an outdoor bear proof storage container for food storage and a metal container for stove oil containers. Due to bear activity, this cabin has no outdoor cooking grill. Store all food inside bear proof container provided. During peak bear viewing season (July 5 to August 25), day use permit needed to visit nearby Anan Wildlife Observatory. Due to bear activity, the following regulations are in place from June 15 to September 15: 1) Areas off the Anan Trail and outside the immediate vicinity of the cabin are closed to foot traffic. 2) No food, including beverages other than water, is allowed on the trail or at the wildlife observatory. 3) No dogs are allowed. 4) Fishing from the shore is allowed at the Anan trailhead only. All other off-trail areas accessing water are closed during this time.

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 Cabin reservations (check-in & check-out time) are from noon to noon.
Size Restrictions 7

Salt Water Fishing

King salmon (May-July); halibut (year round - check Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations); crabbing and shrimping in Bradfield Canal

Day Hiking

Anan Creek Trail begins on beach to the right of cabin. It is 1/2 mile (1 km) from cabin to trailhead at entrance of lagoon. Trail continues 1/2 mile (1 km) to Anan Wildlife Observatory. Forest Service interpreters on duty at trailhead at lagoon entrance and observatory to provide current information on bear safety, trail conditions, and bear activity (July-Aug.) Safety Notes: Close encounters with bears using the Anan Trail are not infrequent. Trail behavior suggestions include: talk or make noise along the trail to alert bears of your presence, stay in tight groups, DO NOT approach bears
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Viewing Wildlife

Excellent black and brown bear, harbor seal, bald eagle, various gull viewing (July-Aug.) Note: Check with ADF&G for bear hunting closure area.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Sea kayaking and canoeing possibilities in Anan Bay and Bradfield Canal

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