Shipley Bay Cabin


Shipley Bay Cabin

12' x 14' Pan Abode precut cedar log cabin with covered porch on the shore of Shipley Bay offering excellent mountain views and wildlife watching. Mount Francis ( picturesque 2,592-foot limestone peak) visible from cabin. Cabin sits on low bluff between bay and creek. Large rocky beach in front of cabin, large grassy tidal flat in back where Shipley Creek meets ocean. Rugged 0.8-mile natural-tread trail connects to Shipley Lake. Can continue hiking lower elevation route to Devilfish Bay (no designated trail). Good maps and orienteering skills essential. Stream and lake support cutthroat, rainbow, dolly Varden, steelhead, three species of salmon. Black bears, bald eagles, shore birds abundant. Cabin sleeps up to 6, Oil (#1 diesel, NOT supplied), outhouse. Bring your own Fuel oil (#1 diesel, highest setting = 0.2 gal/hour), water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags and fire starter.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Fees $30/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$25/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Naukati, Whale Pass
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Mouth of Shipley Creek in Shipley Bay on Kosciusko Island, 46 air miles (74 km) from Craig, 60 miles (97 km) from Wrangell, and 85 miles (137 km) from Ketchikan. USGS Map Petersburg A-5. Float plane or 1-hour boat ride from El Capitan dock. Best to arrive at high tide (see Sitka tide tables). Mooring buoy in bay available on first-come, first-served basis. Mooring of more than one vessel allowed if first party there agrees.


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Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only.

Reservation InfoThis 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


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