Helm Bay Cabin


Helm Bay Cabin

This is a 16' x 20' three-room Pan-Abode log cabin that was constructed in 1978. This cabin is located in the old-growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock rainforest and is adjacent to a large saltwater tide flat. The area is especially noted for crab, salmon, halibut, and red snapper. FACILITIES: • Two Single & Two Double Bunks • Wood Stove and Firewood • Cooking Counter and Table • Shelves and Cupboard Space • Ax/Maul/Splitting Wedges • Broom.

Firewood may be available, but visitors are encouraged to contact the Ketchikan Misty-Fjords Ranger District at 907-225-2148 to check the status of the woodshed.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Attention: Helm Creek Cabin is closed through October 1, 2017 due to an aggressive bear in the area.
Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees $80/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$65/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The cabin is located behind Forss Island on the west shore of Helm Bay, about 24 miles from Ketchikan. It is accessible by floatplane or by boat. There is a state-maintained floating dock off shore near the cabin. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan C6

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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 (877)444-6777 toll free, (518)885-3639 for overseas or via internet at www.recreation.gov.
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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71771&topTabIndex=CampingSpot


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