Appleton Cove Cabin

Appleton Cove Cabin

Rustic 16' x 24' Pan Abode style cabin; 3 single wide bunks; 1 double wide bunk; table and benches; cooking counter; oil stove; capacity 5 persons.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 2020 Cabin maintenance closures are April 6-7, June 22-23, August 31, September 1, October 26-27. Please contact the Sitka Ranger District at 907-747-6671 for more information.
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees: $50/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$50/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Sitka
Water: yes
Restroom: pit toilet, not ADA accessible
Operated By: Tongass NF - Sitka RD

General Information

Directions: Located on Baranof Island in Appleton Cove of Rodman Bay off Peril Strait 50 boat miles or 30 air miles north of Sitka.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

Cabin lies along a south-facing and flat saltwater shoreline amid a tall dense hemlock-spruce forest. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka B-4. What to bring: #1 stove or diesel oil, generally 10 gallons for a three-day stay, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags. Rubber boots and raingear are recommended. Water available from stream behind cabin. Treat all water before using. Better idea is to bring your own water. Mooring buoy available on first-come, first-served basis for boat anchorage. Cabin reservation does not include exclusive use of buoy. Occasionally winter temperatures can freeze the cove, preventing access during those times. Cabin is NOT maintained during winter. Firewood not provided for outdoor campfires, gather only dead and down wood. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Pack out all gear, garbage and food that you bring to cabin. Reservations may be made on the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. 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 Cabin reservations (check-in & check out time) are from noon to noon.

Salt Water Fishing

Saltwater fishing possible by boat for a variety of saltwater species in season i.e. salmon, halibut, crabbing. Refer to species, permits and regulations.

Big Game Hunting

Big game hunting in season possible from this cabin. Refer to for species, permits and regulations.

OHV Trail Riding

Boating - Motorized

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Recreation Areas

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