Starrigavan Creek Cabin

Starrigavan Creek Cabin

Rustic 16' x 20' log cabin with main level fully accessible; sleeping loft accessed by a staircase; plywood bunks; table and benches; wood stove; drive up parking; maximum capacity 8 persons; only one ADA accessible bunk on main level.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Availability is released from Wed, May 1st 2024 through Wed, October 30th 2024.
‚ÄčOn May 01, 2024 at 06:00 am AKDT, availability will be released through November 01, 2024.
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees: $75/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$75/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Sitka
Water: yes
Restroom: vault toilet
Operated By: Tongass NF - Sitka RD

General Information

Directions: Located on Baranof Island 7 miles north of Sitka; 15 minute drive on Halibut Point Road between Sitka and Starrigavan Recreation Area. Cabin located in campsite 6 within camping area of Starrigavan Recreation Area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Mountain biking opportunity 1 mile from cabin at the Starrigavan Valley Trail (a multi-use trail) accessed via gravel road, paved highway and Nelson Logging Road to reach the trailhead.

Road Cycling

Explore the many sights of Sitka offered by the 15 miles of paved highway.

Cabin Rentals

Starrigavan Creek Cabin is located 7 miles (near the end of a paved state highway) north of Sitka, Alaska and within the Starrigavan Recreation Area. The cabin lies along the banks of Starrigavan Creek and is surrounded by a typical hemlock-spruce forest. The cabin is open year round with vehicle access restrictions; drive up May 1 through September 30 and Wednesday through Saturday from October 1 through April 30. Walk in 1/4 mile Sunday through Tuesday from October 1 through April 30 or any day when the access road is covered by snow and/or ice. Cabin is locked; requires a combination and pre-arranging access no less than 2 business days prior to beginning time and date of cabin reservation by contacting the Sitka Ranger District at 907-747-6671 or via e-mail at

Check-in out time are different from other cabins) are from 2 p.m. to noon. 

Split firewood available at an extra cost. 

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 different from other cabins) are from 2 p.m. to noon. Walk up use possible when there are no incoming reservations.

River and Stream Fishing

Coho and pink salmon return to Starrigavan Creek from July through September. Refer to for species, permits and regulations.

Viewing Wildlife

Starrigavan Wildlife Viewing

Viewing Plants

Explore the plants of the coastal hemlock-spruce forest at and near this cabin via the numerous trails and pathways of the Starrigavan Recreation Area which include the Estuary Life Trail, Forest and Muskeg Trail, and the Mosquito Cove Trail.

Viewing Scenery

Boating - Non-Motorized

Great kayaking opportunities in nearby Starrigavan Bay with saltwater access to numerous adjacent bays or open water.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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