Salt Chuck East Cabin


Salt Chuck East Cabin

The Salt Chuck East modified A-frame cabin has an oil heater (#1 stove oil only), sleeping loft, 2 single bunks, wooden table and benches, pit-type outhouse, and rowboat. Life jackets, stove oil, bedding, and cooking utensils are not provided. The area surrounding the cabin is flat and wooded. The cabin is located in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness.

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
$25/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service - Petersburg Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

15 air miles (24 km), 40 water miles (64 km) from Petersburg on east side of Duncan Canal Salt Chuck on northern Kupreanof Island.


General Notes:

14' tide needed to reach cabin: rapids south of the Salt chuck navigable only at high slack tide. Slack tide is delayed from tide book prediction.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Cabin Rentals

The Salt Chuck East modified A-frame cabin has an oil heater (#1 stove oil only), sleeping loft, 2 single bunks, wooden table and benches, pit-type outhouse, and rowboat. Life jackets, stove oil, bedding, and cooking utensils are not provided. The area surrounding the cabin is flat and wooded. The cabin is located in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness, which is managed for natural conditions. Be aware that use of motorized equipment or mechanized transportation is not allowed, with the exceptions of motorized boats or airplanes. Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance.

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, this link will also provide more detailed information about the cabin.
Size Restrictions 7

Salt Water Fishing

Coho fishing in saltwater near the cabin. Check with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at www.adfg.alaska.gov for the most current regulations.

Fishing Mode Boat and bank
Fishing Method Lure fishing

Day Hiking

 

The primitive Portage Mountain Loop Trail links Salt Chuck East to Portage Bay.  The trail continues on to Petersburg Lake, but is difficult and poorly marked.

 

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Grouse and waterfowl hunting. Visit http://hunt.alaska.gov for the most up-to-date regulation information.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
56.869

  Longitude : 
-133.31791

  Elevation : 
sea level