Church Bight Cabin


Church Bight Cabin

This is a large A-frame cabin with a loft and a wood stove for heat. It has sleeping space for up to 7 people. The cabin sits back 50 yards (46 m) from the beach. Facilities: 4 single wooden bunks, Sleeping loft, Wood stove, Table and benches, Cooking counter, Broom, Axe, Maul, Wood. The water source from a nearby stream is intermittent. A boat is necessary to get water from other drainages. Treat all water before using. Bring your own sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter. You are in brown bear country. There are large tide flats within the bay. This is a popular cabin for hunting.

Firewood is generally stacked in a woodshed near the cabin, but it is not guaranteed.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Fees $45/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Permit Info: Yes
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Juneau
Water: Non-Potable Water
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located on the western shore of a small cove inside Gambier Bay. (Gambier Bay is a large bay on the southeastern side of Admiralty Island). One-way flight time from Juneau is approximately one hour. Access by boat from Stephens Passage; water distance to Juneau is approximately 70 miles. Accessible by floatplane or boat with anchor. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. Refer to USGS topo map Sumdum B-6 or the information map at site information.


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Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas) or via internet at 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.

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
Size RestrictionsMax no of people - 7


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