Sawmill Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Primitive campground with 9 campsites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for construction and renovation through 2015
Operational Hours: Sawmill Creek Campground is closed for reconstruction, including access to Beaver Lake Trail for the remainder of the season, re-opening May 15, 2019. Hikers can still access Beaver Lake from the Herring Cove Trailhead. For more information contact the Sitka Ranger District, 907-747-6671.
Open Season: mid May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Sitka
Water: No
Restroom: vault Toilet
Operated By: Tongass NF - Sitka RD

General Information

Directions:

Located on Baranof Island 7 miles southeast of Sitka; from downtown Sitka follow Sawmill Creek Road 5.2 miles to Blue Lake Road; turn left on graveled Blue Lake Road 1.5 miles to Sawmill Creek Campground sign.


General Notes:

Sawmill Creek Campground is closed for reconstruction, including access to Beaver Lake Trail for the remainder of the season, re-opening May 15, 2019. Hikers can still access Beaver Lake from the Herring Cove Trailhead.

For more information contact the Sitka Ranger District, 907-747-6671.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

9 older, unlevel campsites suited to tents only. No camping fee; no potable water; Pack In, Pack Out policy. Campground Hosts when possible, expect non camping traffic noise during nighttime. Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilet. 14 day limit per year monitored and enforced. Brown bears can be present at anytime. Keep food in vehicles or hanging from a tree. Treat water from Sawmill Creek. Road access designed for high clearance vehicles only.
No. of Sites9 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
57.061406

  Longitude : 
-135.209458

  Elevation : 
170 ft

 



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