Pybus Bay Cabin


Pybus Bay Cabin

This large A-frame cabin with a loft sits back 50 yards (46 m) up a hill from the beach. It has sleeping space for up to 7 people. Facilities:4 single wooden bunks, Sleeping loft, Cooking counter, Broom, Oil stove (uses #1 stove oil, NOT provided), Outhouse, Table and benches. Water is available from a nearby stream. Treat all water before using. Bring your own #1 stove oil, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter. Please follow the oil stove directions carefully. You are in brown bear country. A game trail to Donkey Bay is accessible at high tide. There is a lot of seasonal commercial fishing activity in Pybus Bay. The end of the bay has large tide flats. This is a popular cabin for hunting.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees: $40/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 within Pybus Bay, which is on the southeast portion of Admiralty Island. The cabin lies on the north shore of a small protected cove that is approximately 1/2 mile north of Donkey Bay. Floatplane or boat access. This cabin is in designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is 1 hour or 30 minutes from Petersburg. Boat access from Stephens Passage or Fredrick Sound; by water it is approximately 100 miles to Juneau. There is no mooring facility. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka B-1.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Tidepooling

Outgoing tide allows for tidepooling opportunities along the shoreline.

Cabin Rentals

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 www.recreation.gov. 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 www.recreation.gov
Size Restrictions Max no of people - 7

Salt Water Fishing

Day Hiking

Day hiking opportunities are boundless with miles of shoreline at low tide.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Big Game Hunting

Accessible shoreline with large tide flat in neighboring Donkey Bay within Pybus Bay. For hunting regulations, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Species Brown Bear, Sitka Blacktail Deer
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Small Game Hunting

Accessible shoreline with large tide flat in neighboring Donkey Bay within Pybus Bay. For hunting information, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Species Marten, Red Squirrel, River Otter, Mink
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Accessible shoreline with large tide flat in neighboring Donkey Bay within Pybus Bay. For hunting information, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Species Grouse, Canada geese, scoters, long-tailed duck, Barrow's goldeneye, harlequin, and buffleheads along with mallards, scaups, and mergansers.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Admiralty Island's combination of varied ecotypes, pristine habitat, and healthy wildlife populations provide extraordinary wildlife viewing from miles of coastal shoreline and tidal flat in nearby Donkey Bay. Look for Brown bear tracks.
Species Brown bear, Sitka blacktail deer, numerous bird species, mink, marten, river otter, red squirrel, western toad, rough skinned newt are among the list of creatures inhabiting the area.
Special Feature Pink salmon begin entering Pybus Bay in late June through early September.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Viewing Plants

Admiralty Island's varied pristine ecotypes provide extraordinary coastline plant viewing as well as inland temperate rainforest..
Species Admiralty Island comprises one of the greatest remaining blocks of productive old-growth temperate rain forest in the world. Alpine, tidal marsh and muskeg meadows are some of the other plant communities. The temperate rainforest primarily consist of western and mountain hemlock, Sitka spruce, alder, yellow cedar and shore pine. Forest understory consists primarily of blueberry, huckleberry, salmonberry, thimbleberry, fern, mosses ,devils club, false azalea, mushrooms and dwarf dogwood.
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

Viewing Scenery

Mountain coastline views are seen from Pybus Bay
Special Feature low tide allows for better viewing of surrounding landscapes
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
57.348107

  Longitude : 
-134.162979

  Elevation : 
20