Piper Island Cabin


Piper Island Cabin

Rustic 16’ x 16’ modified a-frame cabin with large skylight over dining area, and open sleeping loft with railing, reached by vertical ladder; oil stove; capacity 7 persons; mooring buoy for anchorage.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 2018 Cabin closures April 4-5, June 20-21, September 5-6, November 7-8
Reservations: www.recreation.gov
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees $55/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$55/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Sitka
Water: No
Restroom: pit toilet, not ADA accessible
Operated By: Tongass NF- Sitka RD

General Information

Directions: Located Piper Island, a small island in Fish Bay on Baranof Island about 30 miles north of Sitka; 25 minute float plane ride or 1.5 hour boat ride from Sitka.

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Cabin nestled just inside forest fringe above a large sandy beach. Cabin built in 1994 by volunteers from U.S. Coast Guard and group of local Sitka residents. Main level has on one single-wide bunk over a double-wide bunk; open sleeping loft has no bunks. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka B-5 What to bring: #1 diesel fuel (10 gallons for a 3-day stay), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags. Rubber boots and raingear are recommended. No water source on this small island. Closest water source is a Baranof Island stream about ½ mile (.8km) from cabin. This requires having a your own boat. 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. Cabin is NOT maintained during the winter. Firewood for the cabin stove may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year. Firewood not provided for outdoor campfires, gather only dead and down wood. Accessible year round, weather permitting. 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 www.recreation.gov. Cabin reservations (check-in & check out time) are from noon to noon.


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