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
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.


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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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