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Tongass National Forest

Public lands on the Tongass consist of glimmering rain forests, glaciers and icefields, spectacular scenery, mountains, waterways, and thousands of islands separated by straits and channels. Over 400 species of terrestrial and marine wildlife, fish, and shellfish abound. Some species, such as the bald eagle and the brown bear, are endangered in other parts of the United States, but thrive in your forest.

The Tongass National Forest offers outstanding recreation opportunities, some very different from anything you’ll experience in National Forests in the lower 48 states.

You can camp in a campground – or in a cabin. You can hike through dense forest, alpine meadow, or on a wooden boardwalk trail through peat bogs called muskegs. You can explore world-class caves. You can enjoy salt water fjords and unending waterways by canoe or kayak, your own motor or sail boat, charter boat, ferry, or cruise ship. You can watch bears, eagles, whales, and countless other wild animals  in their natural settings. You can visit glaciers by land or sea. And of course, you can fish, in fresh or salt water environments, everything from herring to trout, salmon to halibut. For a truely Alaskan experience, visit the Tongass.

122 Rustic & Secluded Cabins & Camping Areas in Scenic Tongass National Forest


1. ADMIRALTY COVE CABIN >> Camping Area

Admiralty Cove Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the northern tip of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, beachcoming, berry picking, and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


2. ALAVA BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Alava Bay Cabin was built in 1974 and sits on Revillagigedo Island on the southwest side of Alava Bay. This secluded retreat is open year-round and offers opportunities for relaxation, sightseeing and a variety of recreational activities within the Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness. The site can be accessed by floatplane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


3. ALLAN POINT CABIN >> Camping Area

Allan Point Cabin is located on Halleck Island in upper Nakwasina Sound, about 16 miles north of Sitka, Alaska in the Tongass National Forest. The two-story cabin was built in 1993 by volunteers. It has a large front deck that overlooks Nakwasina Sound and is an excellent base for saltwater fishing and deer hunting.

The site can be accessed only by float plane or boat, weather permitting. Travel time from Sitka is 10 minutes by float plane or 30 minutes by boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


4. ALSEK RIVER CABIN >> Camping Area

Alsek River Cabin is located on the Yukutat Forelands about a mile from the Alsek River, a large river known for its many glaciers. This cabin is open year-round and offers relaxation as well as excellent hunting opportunites.

The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, depending on conditions. An airstrip is adjacent to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


5. ANAN BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Anan Bay Cabin is popular for wildlife viewing due to its location near Anan Wildlife Observatory, where bears and bald eagles come to fish for salmon in the adjacent creek. The setting in Anan Bay also provides access to saltwater fishing, viewing marine mammals and paddling. The cabin is located about 27 miles southeast of the town of Wrangell, Alaska, and can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


6. ANAN LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

A stay at Anan Lake Cabin provides for a unique experience at a remote, backcountry lake only accessible by floatplane. The cabin sits on the mainland above Anan Bay at the south end of Anan Lake. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


7. ANCHOR PASS CABIN >> Camping Area

Anchor Pass Cabin is open year-round and serves as a halfway point for those traveling around Revillagigedo Island. This secluded retreat sits on the mainland across from the east end of Bell Island, offering scenic views and myriad recreational opportunities.

The site can be accessed by floatplane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


8. APPLETON COVE CABIN >> Camping Area

Appleton Cove Cabin was built in 1992 by Forest Service administrative crews for field housing during a period of logging. When logging was complete, the cabin became available for recreation.

The cabin is open year-round and makes an excellent base for visitors looking to enjoy saltwater fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and hunting in this beautiful corner of Alaska.

The cabin is located 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska on Baranof Island, and can be accessed by float plane or boat, weather permitting. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


9. AUK RECREATION AREA SHELTER 5 >> Camping Area

The Picnic Shelter #5 is part of the Auk Recreation Area and is located adjacent to a scenic beach on the northern shoreline of Auk Bay, once a village site for the Auk Tlingit Natives. It is the last shelter on the west end of the picnic area. It is the largest of the five shelters in the recreation area.


10. AUK VILLAGE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Auk Village Campground is located 15 miles from downtown Juneau, Alaska, and 1.5 miles from the Alaska State Ferry terminal at Auke Bay. The area offers a variety of outdoor opportunities like boating, camping, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.


11. AVOSS LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Avoss Lake Cabin is situated 35 air miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska, within the South Baranof Wilderness Area of the Tongass National Forest. The rustic A-frame cabin makes an excellent base for a remote backcountry experience that includes photography and hunting.

The cabin is accessed via a 30-minute float plane trip from Sitka, weather permitting. Visitors cannot access the cabin by helicopter, as it is located in a designated wilderness area. From the lake shore, visitors must walk along a narrow, 150-foot trail through a lightly wooded area to reach the cabin.

Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


12. BAKEWELL LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Bakewell Lake Cabin is located on the mainland, near the Bakewell Arm of Smeaton Bay. It is within the Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness and is an ideal retreat for families with kids or anyone who enjoys relaxing days on the beach. The cabin also offers the chance to enjoy a variety of recreational activities and sightseeing year-round.

The site can be accessed by float plane or by boating into Smeaton Bay and then canoeing or kayaking two miles to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


13. BARANOF LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Baranof Lake Cabin sits on the shores of greenish-blue Baranof Lake on the southwestern edge of Baranof Lake, 20 air miles east of of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin is generally available June through October, and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed by a 25-minute floatplane trip, weather permitting. In poor weather and low clouds, flying time can double, as flights must go the northern route around Baranof Island. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


14. BERNERS BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Berners Bay Cabin is situated near the mouth of the Antler River on scenic Berners Bay, an area that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The cabin has a peak season from late April through late September, but it is open year-round for relaxation, sightseeing, and recreation. The site can be accessed by float plane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


15. BIG JOHN BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Big John Bay Cabin is located at the north end of Big John Bay in Rocky Pass (Keku Strait) on Kupreanof Island. It provides access to great recreational activities and spectacular scenery in southeastern Alaska. Visitors enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting and viewing wildlife.

The cabin can be accessed by boat or trail from the town of Kake, or by float plane from Petersburg. Tides can impact access, requiring up to a mile hike from the boat at low tide. The trail can be affected at high tide. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


16. BIG SHAHEEN CABIN >> Camping Area

Big Shaheen Cabin offers guests an opportunity for recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience in the central part of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

The cabin is one of three on Hasselborg Lake, which is seven miles long and part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route.

Access to the cabin is float plane or canoe with portage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


17. BLIND PASS CABIN >> Camping Area

Blind Pass Cabin sits on the northwest shore of Hassler Island, on Blind Pass. This secluded retreat is open year-round and makes an ideal base camp for exploring the various bays and inlets in the northern Behm Canal area.

The site can be accessed by float plane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


18. BREILAND SLOUGH CABIN >> Camping Area

Breiland Slough Cabin is located on the west side of Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island. It is open year-round and makes a good base camp for exploring the nearby Castle Islands. Visitors have access to great fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. There is also space outside the cabin for additional campers to occupy tents.

The cabin is accessible by float plane or boat from Petersburg. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


19. BRENTS BEACH CABIN >> Camping Area

Brent’s Beach Cabin is located on the eastern shore of Kruzof Island in Crab Bay in the Tongass National Forest, 15 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin is open year-round and makes an excellent base to experience this beautiful corner of Alaska. Fred’s Creek Cabin is 5 miles south.

The original A-frame cabin located at this site was donated by a former Forest Service district ranger in memory of his teenage son, Brent, who along with two friends, drowned in Sitka Sound while halibut fishing in the early 1970s. In 1985, the current cabin replaced the well-worn A-frame.

This is a remote location. The cabin can be accessed only by boat or helicopter, weather permitting. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring many of their own amenities.


20. CASCADE CREEK CABIN >> Camping Area

Cascade Creek Cabin is located on the mainland in Thomas Bay, south of Cascade Creek and east of Spray Island. It offers access to a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, hunting and viewing wildlife.

The cabin can be accessed by either a float plane or boat from Petersburg. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


21. CASTLE FLATS CABIN >> Camping Area

Castle Flats Cabin is located on Kupreanof Island on the coastal waters of southeastern Alaska. It offers access to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as a secluded place to enjoy its beautiful surroundings.

The cabin is accessible only by boat or float plane from Petersburg, and tides impact access. During low tides, a 2-mile hike is necessary to reach the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


22. CASTLE RIVER CABIN >> Camping Area

Castle River Cabin is located on Kupreanof Island on the coastal waters of southeastern Alaska. It offers access to a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as a secluded place to enjoy its beautiful surroundings.

The cabin is accessible only by boat or float plane from Petersburg or Wrangell, and tides impact access. During low tides, a 2-mile hike is necessary to reach the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


23. CHECATS LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Checats Lake Cabin is located on the mainland just south of Rudyerd Bay, within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. The rustic and secluded retreat offers year-round relaxation, sightseeing and recreation opportunities in Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


24. CHURCH BIGHT CABIN >> Camping Area

Church Bight Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the southeast side of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


25. DAN MOLLER CABIN >> Camping Area

The site is open year-round and can be accessed by hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or skiing. The trail in to the cabin is 3-miles with an 1,800-foot elevation gain. Access by snowmobile is allowed only when snow is at least a foot deep. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


26. DAVIDOF LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Davidof Lake Cabin is situated in a forested area off Davidof Lake in the Tongass National Forest, approximately 40 air miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska. The A-frame cabin makes a wonderful base for a backcountry experience.

The site is remote and can be accessed by float plane only, weather permitting. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


27. DEEP BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

The Deep Bay Cabin is a fully ADA accessible, large group recreation cabin located on Zarembo Island. It is popular for hunting and exploring Zarembo Island’s remote road sytem. The cabin can be accessed by float plane or boat from Roosevelt Harbor, where there is a float dock, ramp and parking area, or by beach access from Deep Bay. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


28. DENVER CABOOSE CABIN >> Camping Area

This unique cabin is a refurbished 1960s railroad caboose that is retired from the White Pass and Yukon Railroad. It is an ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts who want to hike to the Denver Glacier. Access to Denver Caboose Cabin is via the White Pass and Yukon Railroad from May 1 to September 30. The cabin is closed to reservations in the off-season, since the surrounding area is owned by the railroad. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


29. DEVILS ELBOW CABIN >> Camping Area

Devil’s Elbow Cabin is set back from the coastal water in a scenic area of southeastern Alaska. It provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting and viewing wildlife. The location is also popular among rockhounds and geology enthusiasts.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only, and tides impact access. Those arriving by boat should be prepared to hike a half-mile to reach the cabin if they arrive at low tide. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


30. EAGLE CABIN >> Camping Area

Eagle Cabin, formerly known as Middle Situk North Cabin, is located on the east bank of the Situk River. It is open year-round and makes an ideal base for fishing or hunting. The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, boat or a 3-mile hiking trail. An airstrip is located near the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


31. EAGLE GLACIER CABIN >> Camping Area

Eagle Glacier Cabin is open year-round for outdoor enthusiasts. This remote retreat is tucked into a peaceful lake setting that offers spectacular mountain views and its very own glacier. The site is accessed by hiking or snowshoeing or cross-country skiing 5.5 miles from the Amalga Trailhead off of Glacier Highway. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


32. EAGLE LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

A stay at Eagle Lake Cabin provides for a uniquely Alaskan experience at a remote, fly-in only lake. Eagle Lake is 44 air miles south of Wrangell, Alaska, and recognized as a trophy cutthroat lake. The site can only be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. The lake freezes in winter, which may prevent float planes from landing. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


33. Eight Fathom Cabin >> Camping Area

Eight Fathom Cabin was constructed in 2009. It is located 15 miles from Hoonah, Alaska in the protected waters of Port Frederick. It is generally available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska, offering recreational options and abundant wildlife. The cabin is remote. It is accessible only by boat or float plane. From Hoonah, the boat ride is 45 minutes. By float plane, the flight is 30 minutes from Juneau and less than 10 minutes from Hoonah. This is a primitive cabin with no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


34. ELLA NARROWS CABIN >> Camping Area

Ella Narrows Cabin is located on the shore of Ella Lake on eastern Revillagigedo Island. This location is great for families, providing a lot of space for kids to run around. The cabin is open year-round for recreation and relaxation within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness.

The site can be accessed by floatplane or boat, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


35. FISH CREEK CABIN >> Camping Area

Fish Creek Cabin is located on Revillagigedo Island, at the confluence of freshwater Fish Creek and saltwater Thorne Arm. The rustic, secluded retreat is available year-round for relaxation, sightseeing and recreation.

The site can be accessed by float plane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


36. FLORENCE LAKE (EAST) CABIN >> Camping Area

Florence Lake (East) Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the western side of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


37. FREDS CREEK CABIN >> Camping Area

Fred’s Creek Cabin is located 10 miles west of Sitka on the southeastern shore of Kruzof Island and is available year round, weather permitting. Its proximity to a creek and a hiking trail that leads to the cone of a dormant volcano makes the cabin an excellent base to experience and explore this beautiful area in Alaska. The cabin can be accessed by boat, though erratic waves on Kruzof Island can make landings difficult. Helicopters may land during low tide.


38. FROSTY BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Frosty Bay Cabin offers an ideal base camp for hiking, fishing, crabbing, hunting and exploring. Frosty Bay is 36 miles south of Wrangell, Alaska, and can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Frosty Bay offers good anchorages. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


39. GOULDING LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Goulding Lake Cabin is located on the northwest shore of Otter Lake on the western edge of Chichagof Island, 60 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin, an A-frame with a sleeping loft, is available from late May through October and makes an excellent base to explore nearby lakes and high alpine meadows. This is a remote cabin that can be accessed only by floatplane, weather permitting. The flight is 50 minutes from Sitka or Juneau. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities. There is no boat provided at the lake. Cabin guests may want to bring a packraft or other type of inflatable watercraft to explore the area.


40. GREENTOP CABIN >> Camping Area

Greentop Cabin is located on the southwest tip of Yakobi Island within the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness Area. The cabin was built in the 1940s by a fisherman. It is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its many recreational options. The cabin is remote. It is located approximately 41 miles west of Hoonah and 67 miles northwest of Sitka. It is accessible only by boat or float plane. The flight is 1 hour from Sitka or Juneau and the boat ride is 1 hour from Pelican. This is a primitive cabin with no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


41. GUT ISLAND 1 CABIN >> Camping Area

The Gut Island Cabins provide a basecamp for exploring the Stikine River tideflats. The tideflats provide for a different experience from the usual rainforest setting of Southeast Alaska and offer opportunities for paddling, wildlife watching and hunting. Gut Island 1 Cabin was built in 1982 and is the newest of two cabins on-site, which are a few hundred feet apart and connected by a trail. The cabin is 12 miles from Wrangell, Alaska, or 7 miles from the boat ramp on the south end of Mitkof Island. The site can be accessed by a shallow draft boat or a float plane, depending on conditions. Boats need a tide of at least 15 feet and float planes require at least 17 feet in order to access the cabin. A short walk is required from the anchorage point to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


42. GUT ISLAND 2 CABIN >> Camping Area

The Gut Island Cabins provide a basecamp for exploring the Stikine River tideflats. The tideflats offer a different experience from the usual rainforest setting of Southeast Alaska and provide opportunities for paddling, wildlife watching and hunting. Gut Island 2 Cabin was built in 1967 and is the oldest of two cabins on-site, which are a few hundred feet apart and connected with a trail. The cabin is 12 miles from Wrangell, Alaska, or 7 miles from the boat ramp on the south end of Mitkof Island. The site can be accessed by a shallow draft boat or a float plane, depending on conditions. Boats need a tide of at least 15 feet and float planes require at least 17 feet in order to access the cabin. A short walk is required from the anchorage point to get to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


43. HARDING RIVER CABIN >> Camping Area

Harding River Cabin is located in the Bradfield Canal near excellent fishing and crabbing spots. It is also in a prime spot for viewing birds and wildlife. The site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Boats and planes should anchor in deeper water, and guests should take small skiffs or punts to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


44. HARVEY LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Harvey Lake Cabin is open year-round and sits on a beautiful, off-coast freshwater lake and provides access to great boating, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane. Visitors arriving by boat must hike a half-mile from saltwater to get to the cabin. It is 18 miles from Petersburg by air and 21 miles by boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


45. HASSELBORG CREEK CABIN >> Camping Area

Hasselborg Creek Cabin offers guests access to a variety of recreational activities, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience in the central part of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

The cabin is one of three on Hasselborg Lake, which is seven miles long and part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route. Access to the cabin is float plane or canoe with portage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


46. HECKMAN LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Heckman Lake Cabin is located in the Naha Recreation Area at the end of the Naha River National Recreation Trail. The cabin is open year-round, offering opportunities for sightseeing, relaxation and recreation.

The site can be accessed by float plane or by boating into Naha Bay and hiking six miles on the Naha River National Recreation Trail. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


47. HELM BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Helm Bay Cabin is located on the west shore of Helm Bay behind Forss Island. This rustic retreat is open year-round for relaxation and recreational use in Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by float plane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


48. HELM CREEK CABIN >> Camping Area

Helm Creek Cabin is located on the east shore of Helm Bay near the mouth of Helm Creek. This rustic retreat is open year-round, offering opportunities for relaxation, sightseeing and recreation.

The site can be accessed by float plane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


49. HUGH SMITH LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Hugh Smith Lake Cabin is located on the mainland within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. This rustic, secluded retreat is open year-round for relaxation and recreation in Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


50. HUMPBACK LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Humpback Lake Cabin is located on the mainland within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. It has the feel of a secluded getaway, even though a commercial lodge is nearby. The cabin is open year-round, offering relaxation, sightseeing and recreation in Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by floatplane, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


51. ITALIO RIVER CABIN >> Camping Area

Italio River Cabin is situated on the west bank of Hooligan Creek about half a mile from the Old Italio River and the Gulf of Alaska. This remote retreat is open year-round and makes an ideal base for fishing or hunting trips. The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, depending on conditions. The nearby airstrip is on tidal flats, making it prone to flooding and debris. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


52. JIMS LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Jim’s Lake Cabin offers visitors recreation, relaxation and a remote wilderness lodging experience in the Tongass National Forest. The rustic cabin is located on the northwest end of Jim’s Lake, an isolated area in the south-central portion of Admiralty Island. The small lake is away from many flight paths.

Access to the cabin is by floatplane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


53. JORDAN LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Jordan Lake Cabin is located on Revillagigedo Island within the Naha Recreation Area. This peaceful retreat is open year-round, offering opportunities for sightseeing, relaxation and recreation in Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by landing a floatplane at Heckman Lake and hiking 2 miles, or by boating into Naha Bay and hiking 4 miles. The access trail is the Naha River National Recreation Trail, which starts at Naha Bay and ends at Heckman Lake. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


54. KADAKE BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Kadake Bay Cabin provides spectacular scenery of the surrounding region. It is situated in a secluded bay off the coast of Kuiu Island in southeast Alaska. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, hunting and viewing wildlife.

The cabin can be accessed by float plane from Petersburg or by boat from the town of Kake. Tides will affect access to the cabin, sometimes requiring a 2-mile walk over a mud flat left at low tides. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


55. KAH SHEETS BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Kah Sheets Bay Cabin sits on coastal waters in the islands of southeastern Alaska. It is remotely located, offering solace and seclusion to visitors, but also access to great fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane, or may be reached by hiking the 2.75-mile trail from Kah Sheets Lake, which is accessible by float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


56. KAH SHEETS LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Kah Sheets Lake Cabin is an accessible, modified A-frame that was built in 1989. It is located on the south end of Kupreanof Island, above Kah Sheets Bay, in southeastern Alaska. It provides access to a secluded location, where fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant.

The cabin is accessible by float plane or by a boat and hiking trail combination. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


57. KANGA BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Kanga Bay Cabin overlooks a secluded cove off Redoubt Bay on Baranof Island, and was built in 1998 by local volunteers. It’s available year round, weather permitting, and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska.

The site is remote. It can only be accessed by floatplane or boat. It’s 10-minute plane ride or a 40-minute boat ride from Sitka. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


58. KATHLEEN LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Kathleen Lake Cabin offers recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the western section of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating and wildlife viewing.

Access to the cabin is floatplane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


59. KENNEL CREEK CABIN (AK) >> Camping Area

Kennel Creek Cabin is located near Kennel Creek along the south shore of Freshwater Bay, on the northeast side of Chichagof Island. It offers visitors excellent opportunities for recreation and viewing scenery and wildlife.

This is a primitive cabin with no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.

The cabin is generally available year-round, depending on weather, and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska.

For questions regarding cabin access and before driving to the cabin from Hoonah, please check in with the Hoonah Ranger District (430 Airport Road) during business hours or call 907-945-3631 for road conditions and cabin access. The cabin may be inaccessible via road for many months of the year.


60. KOKNUK CABIN >> Camping Area

Koknuk Cabin is located on the west side of Sergief Island, on the Stikine River Delta, and makes an ideal base camp for exploring the surrounding Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The delta tideflats provide for a different experience from the usual rainforest setting of Southeast Alaska and offer opportunities for paddling, wildlife watching and hunting. The site can only be accessed by a shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. The tide must be a minimum of 16 feet in order to access the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


61. KOOK LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Kook Lake Cabin sits on the west end of Kook Lake, approximately 45 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin is available May through November, weather permitting, and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska.

The cabin is remote and accessible by floatplane, weather permitting, 30 minutes from either Sitka or Juneau. The cabin can also be reached by a boat and hiking trip. The cabin is about an 8-mile hike from Corner Bay. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


62. LAKE ALEXANDER CABIN >> Camping Area

Lake Alexander Cabin offers recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience in Tongass National Forest, on the northwest end of Lake Alexander, a part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing.

Access to the cabin is via floatplane or canoe/kayak with portage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


63. LAKE EVA CABIN >> Camping Area

Lake Eva Cabin is an accessible facility located 27 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska, near the northeast coast of Baranof Island. Lake Eva is 1.7 miles long and sits at an elevation of 194 feet. It’s available year round via a 25-minute floatplane ride from Sitka, weather permitting, and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska on foot or by boat.

For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org.


64. LAST CHANCE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Last Chance Campground is located in the Ward Lake Recreation Area, 9 miles north of downtown Ketchikan and about 4 miles north of the State ferry terminal. This campground straddles Last Chance Creek and lies next to Ward Creek with easy access to fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.


65. LITTLE DRY ISLAND CABIN >> Camping Area

Little Dry Island Cabin offers a secluded retreat on the Stikine River Delta in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, with expansive views of the surrounding grassflats. The cabin is popular for bird watching, waterfowl hunting and as a paddling destination. The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. Little Dry Island is 12 miles by air or boat from Wrangell, or 7 miles from the boat ramp on the south side of Mitkof Island. Access to the cabin requires at least a 15-foot tide for boats and a 17-foot tide for float planes. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


66. LITTLE SHAHEEN CABIN >> Camping Area

Little Shaheen Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience in the central part of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

This is one of three cabins on Hasselborg Lake, which is seven miles long and part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route.

Access to the cabin is float plane or canoe with portage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


67. MALLARD SLOUGH CABIN >> Camping Area

Mallard Slough Cabin provides an excellent basecamp for exploration of the Stikine River Delta and Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking, paddling, hunting and birdwatching. The cabin is located between LeConte Bay and the North Arm of the Stikine River, 22 miles from Wrangell and 20 miles from Petersburg, Alaska. The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. Access to the cabin requires at least a 14-foot tide for boats and 16 feet for float planes. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


68. MANZANITA LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Manzanita Lake Cabin is located on the scenic northwest arm of Manzanita Lake approximately 28 miles northeast of Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island. The cabin offers recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane or canoe, depending on conditions. This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone
coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


69. MARTEN LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

A stay at Marten Lake Cabin provides for a unique experience at a remote, backcountry lake only accessible by floatplane. It is situated on the north side of Marten Lake, above Blake Channel and Bradfield Canal, 25 miles southeast of Wrangell, Alaska. The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


70. MCDONALD LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

McDonald Lake Cabin sits on Wolverine Island near the outlet of McDonald Lake 50 miles from Ketchikan, Alaska. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its many recreational options and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by boat or float plane, depending on conditions. Visitors arriving by boat must anchor at Yes Bay and walk the 1.5-mile McDonald Lake Trail to get to the cabin.

This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


71. MENDENHALL CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Mendenhall Campground is situated on the shore of Mendenhall Lake, in view of massive Mendenhall Glacier, about 13 miles from downtown Juneau. The site is a popular destination for viewing beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Hiking opportunities abound.


72. MIDDLE DANGEROUS RIVER CABIN >> Camping Area

Middle Dangerous River Cabin is situated on the bank of the Dangerous River about 30 miles southeast of Yakutat. This remote retreat is open year-round, offering scenic views, wildlife watching and hunting opportunities. The site can be accessed by jetboat, hiking or ATV aong thel 4-mile trail from the Dangerous River Bridge. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements, and must bring several of their own amenities.


73. MIDDLE RIDGE CABIN >> Camping Area

Middle Ridge Cabin is wheelchair accessible and located on the Wrangell Island road system. The cabin is open year-round and offers opportunities for both summer and winter recreation. It is unique to Tongass National Forest because it is accessible by vehicle in the summer months from the town of Wrangell, and by snowmobile, off-road vehicle or cross-country skis in the winter. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


74. MOSER ISLAND CABIN >> Camping Area

Moser Island Cabin sits on the northern shore of Moser Island in upper Hoonah Sound, 48 miles north of Sitka, Alaska. The wood cabin, built in 1991 by volunteers from Sitka, is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed only by floatplane or boat, weather permitting. From Sitka, it’s a 30-minute plane ride or a two-hour boat ride. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


75. MOUNT FLEMER CABIN >> Camping Area

Mount Flemer Cabin is near the confluence of Clearwater Slough and the Stikine River. It is only two miles from the border between the United States and Canada, and is popular with paddlers floating the Stikine River. The cabin is located within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness and offers spectacular views. The site can be accessed by a shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. The tide must be at least 14 feet in order to cross the Stikine River tide flats. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


76. MOUNT RYNDA CABIN >> Camping Area

Mount Rynda Cabin is located on Andrews Creek near its confluence with the Stikine River. It is located within the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness and is popular for fishing and paddling. The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. A tide of 14 feet or higher is required to cross the Stikine River tide flats. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


77. NORTH BEACH CABIN >> Camping Area

North Beach Cabin is nestled just inside the forest fringe on the north beach of Shelikof Bay on Kruzof Island, 20 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. The A-frame cabin is available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in 1993 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka and by local volunteers. The Shelikof Cabin is located on the east shore of Shelikof Bay just south of the Shelikof River, about a mile from this cabin.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed by boat, a 45-minute ride from Sitka to Mud Bay, followed by a 7.5 mile hike or off-highway vehicle ride on old logging roads. The cabin can also be reached by helicopter at lower tides.

Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


78. PATCHING LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Patching Lake Cabin sits on the north end of Patching Lake near the inlet of the Naha River 20 miles from Ketchikan, Alaska. The cabin is open year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane, depending on conditions. This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


79. PETERSBURG LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Petersburg Lake Cabin offers a tranquil place to stay on the shores of a Wilderness lake in southeastern Alaska. It provides access to outstanding fishing opportunities, as well as hunting and wildlife viewing. The cabin is accessible by float plane or by a boat-trail combination, dependent on tides. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


80. PHOCENA BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Phocena Bay Cabin sits on the south shore of Phocena Bay on the west side of Gravina Island approximately 15 miles from Ketchikan. The cabin was constructed in 1973 and moved to its current site in 1985. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


81. PIPER ISLAND CABIN >> Camping Area

Piper Island Cabin is located on a small island within Fish Bay, 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska on Baranof Island. The modified A-frame cabin is available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in 1994 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station and a group of local Sitka volunteers.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed only by boat or floatplane. From Sitka, it’s a 1.5 hour boat ride or a 20-minute plane ride. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


82. PLENTY CUTTHROAT CABIN >> Camping Area

Plenty Cutthroat Cabin is situated at the west end of Orchard Lake on Revillagigedo Island 35 air miles from Ketchikan. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Visitors arriving by boat should expect to anchor in Klu Bay and hike 1 mile to the cabin from the Shrimp Bay trailhead.

This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


83. PLOTNIKOF LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Plotnikof Lake Cabin is located on Baranof Island within the South Baranof Wilderness Area, 45 air miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska. The wood cabin is generally available mid-June to October and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed by floatplane only, weather permitting. From Sitka, it’s 40-minute plane ride, then a 100-foot walk to the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


84. PORTAGE BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

The Portage Bay Cabin is located on the eastern shore of Portage Bay on Kupreanof Island, due east of Stop Island. It provides access to scenic views as well as a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors to the area enjoy fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.

It is accessible by boat or float plane only. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


85. PYBUS BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Pybus Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the southeast side of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


86. RAVEN CABIN >> Camping Area

Raven Cabin, formerly known as Middle Situk South Cabin, is located on the east bank of the Situk River. It is open year-round and makes an ideal base for fishing or hunting. The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, boat or a 3-mile hiking trail. An airstrip is located near the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


87. RAVENS ROOST CABIN >> Camping Area

Ravens Roost Cabin is on the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska. It sits at the top of a mountain in a very scenic area, providing views of surrounding terrain and access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as wildlife viewing and berry picking.

The cabin can be accessed by helicopter or a 4-mile trail from behind the airport in Petersburg. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


88. REFLECTION LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Reflection Lake Cabin is situated on the Cleveland Peninsula at the shore of Reflection Lake approximately 50 air miles from Ketchikan. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Boats can be moored in Short Bay, and visitors can hike 2.3 miles to the cabin along the Reflection Lake Trail.

This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


89. SALMON LAKE CABIN SITKA >> Camping Area

Salmon Lake Cabin sits on the east shore of Salmon Lake on Baranof Island, 11 miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin was built in 1998 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard.

This remote site is generally accessible year-round by boat to Silver Bay, then walking 2 miles along the Salmon Lake-Redoubt Lake Trail. The cabin can also be accessed via float plane, a 10-minute ride from Sitka. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


90. SALT CHUCK EAST CABIN >> Camping Area

The Salt Chuck East Cabin is located on Kupreanof Island on the east side of the Duncan Salt Chuck. It provides access to a variety of recreational opportunities, including fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


91. SAMSING COVE CABIN >> Camping Area

Samsing Cove Cabin is located 5.5 miles south of Sitka, Alaska off Sitka Sound on Baranof Island. The log cabin was built in 1991 by crews from S&S General Contractors of Sitka and many local businesses, individuals and volunteers. Roger and Judy Sudnikovich, owners of S&S General Contractors, donated the cabin, which replaced a log cabin built in 1941 by the Forest Service and the U.S. Navy for enlisted personnel and the public.

This is a remote site. The cabin is generally available year-round, weather permitting, and can be accessed by boat only, a 20-minute ride from Sitka. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


92. SERGIEF ISLAND CABIN >> Camping Area

Sergief Island Cabin is located on the northwest side of Sergief Island on the Stikine River delta, and makes an ideal base camp for exploring the surrounding Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The delta tideflats provide for a different experience from the usual rainforest setting of Southeast Alaska and offer opportunities for paddling, wildlife watching and hunting. The site can only be accessed by a shallow draft boat or float plane, depending on conditions. The tide must be a minimum of 18 feet in order to access the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


93. SEVENFATHOM BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Sevenfathom Bay Cabin is located 22 miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska on Baranof Island. This cabin is generally available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in April 1991 by a group of local Sitka volunteers.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed from Sitka via a 1.5-hour boat ride or a 15-minute floatplane ride. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


94. SHAKES SLOUGH 1 CABIN >> Camping Area

Shakes Slough 1 Cabin makes an excellent basecamp for exploring the Stikine River. It is located at the confluence of the Stikine River and Shakes Slough and within a few hundred feet of neighboring Shakes Slough 2 Cabin. These cabins offer spectacular views of the surrounding Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. A tide of at least 14 feet is required to navigate the Stikine River tide flats. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


95. SHAKES SLOUGH 2 CABIN >> Camping Area

Shakes Slough 2 Cabin makes an excellent basecamp for exploring the Stikine River. It is located at the confluence of the Stikine River and Shakes Slough and within a few hundred feet of neighboring Shakes Slough 1 Cabin. These cabins offer spectacular views of the surrounding Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. A tide of at least 14 feet is required to navigate the Stikine River tide flats. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


96. SHELIKOF CABIN >> Camping Area

Shelikof Cabin overlooks a sandy beach of Shelikof Bay on the west coast of Kruzof Island, 20 miles from Sitka, Alaska. The cabin is generally available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in 1991 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed by helicopter or wheeled plane on the beach during low tide. Alternatively the cabin can be reached by boat, a 45-minute ride from Sitka to Mud Bay, followed by a 7-mile hike, across the Kruzof Island Trail to Iris Meadows and access to Shelikof Trail, subject to tide conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


97. SIGNAL CREEK CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area

Signal Creek Campground is a year-round facility located in the Ward Lake Recreation Area, 7 miles north of downtown Ketchikan and about 4 miles north of the State ferry terminal. The campground straddles Signal Creek and lies on the banks of Ward Lake, with easy access to fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.


98. SITKOH LAKE (EAST) CABIN >> Camping Area

Sitkoh Lake East Cabin is nestled at the eastern end of Sitkoh Lake on southeastern Chichagof Island, 35 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska. Sitkoh Lake offers two public recreation cabins. This cabin is near the east end of the lake; Sitkoh Lake West Cabin is 2 miles away near the western end of the lake. This is a remote site. The cabin is accessible when the lake is ice-free, generally April through October, and can be accessed from Sitka via a 30-minute flight, weather permitting. The cabin can also be reached by boat and trail. From False Island in Peril Strait, either hike or OHV-ride for 8 miles following Roads 7540 and 7544 as shown on the Sitka Motor Vehicle Use Map then follow a 1/2-mile foot trail (#675) to the cabin, leaving any OHVs parked at the road near the beginning of the foot trail. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


99. SITKOH LAKE (WEST) CABIN >> Camping Area

Sitkoh Lake West Cabin is nestled at the northwest shore of Sitkoh Lake on southeastern Chichagof Island, 35 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska. Sitkoh Lake offers two public recreation cabins. The other cabin, Sitkoh Lake East Cabin, is near the east end of the lake. This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed when the lake is ice-free, generally April through October, via a 30-minute flight from Sitka. The cabin can also be reached by boat to False Island in Peril Strait, followed by an 10 mile hike, bike or OHV ride on the False Island road system. From False Island, follow Roads 7540, 7544 and 75442 as shown on the Sitka Motor Vehicle Use Map. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


100. SITUK LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Situk Lake Cabin is located 14 miles northeast of Yakutat. It is situated on the eastern shore of Situk Lake, within the Russell Fjord Wilderness. The cabin is open for year-round enjoyment, offering opportunities for recreation and wildlife watching. The site can be accessed by floatplane or by hiking forest service maintained trails. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


101. SKATERS CABIN SHELTER >> Camping Area

Skater’s Cabin Shelter is located on the shore of the southwest corner of Mendenhall Lake, near the Mendenhall Glacier. The cabin was constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is made with natural stone.


102. SOUTHEAST HECKMAN CABIN >> Camping Area

Southeast Heckman Cabin is situated on the southeast shore of Heckman Lake within the Naha Recreation Area approximately 15 miles from Ketchikan. The cabin is open year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane, depending on conditions. This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


103. SPURT COVE CABIN >> Camping Area

The Spurt Cove Cabin is located on the mainland, in a small cove on the north side of Thomas Bay. It makes a good base camp for exploring Thomas Bay, a favorite destination among boaters and kayakers. The cabin provides its own scenic views and also provides access to a variety of recreational activities.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only.


104. STARRIGAVAN CAMPSITES >> Camping Area

Starrigavan Campsites lie within Starrigavan Recreation Area about seven miles north of Sitka. Visitors enjoy hiking, photography, wildlife viewing, picnicking, fishing and kayaking. Learn more about the campsites here.

Access to Sitka is by boat or airplane. The campsites are a two-minute drive from the Alaska Marine Highway Sitka Ferry Terminal or a seven-mile drive from downtown Sitka or the airport.


105. STARRIGAVAN CREEK CABIN >> Camping Area

Starrigavan Creek Cabin is a drive-up, high-use, seasonally accessible log cabin within the Starrigavan Recreation Area. The cabin was constructed in 2008 from young Sitka spruce trees harvested around Starrigavan Creek to improve wildlife and fish habitat. The cabin is an experiment in the longevity of young spruce logs for construction purposes, making it the first young-growth cabin and also the first cabin within a recreation area in the Tongass National Forest.

Access to Sitka is only by ferry or airplane. The cabin is a two-minute drive from the Alaska Marine Highway Sitka Ferry Terminal or a 7-mile drive from downtown Sitka or the airport. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring some of their own amenities.


106. STEAMER BAY CABIN >> Camping Area

Steamer Bay Cabin is on the northwest corner of Etolin Island on the east side of Steamer Bay. Its location on saltwater provides access to fishing and paddling opportunities. The site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


107. SULOIA LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Suloia Lake Cabin sits on the western shore of Suloia Lake on Chichagof Island in the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness Area, 30 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin is generally available April through mid-November and makes an excellent base for experiencing wilderness solitude in this corner of Alaska.

The current cabin was built and donated by the Carl Eurich family in memory of their son. It replaced an older cabin on the east shore.

This is a remote site. The cabin is in a designated wilderness area and can be accessed by float plane only, weather permitting. From Sitka, it’s a 20-minute flight. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


108. SWAN LAKE CABIN PETERSBURG >> Camping Area

Swan Lake Cabin is located on mainland Alaska along the southeast shore of Swan Lake. It is available for reservation year-round and provides access to a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, hunting and viewing wildlife. The cabin also provides spectacular scenic views of the surrounding area.

The cabin can be accessed only by float plane or helicopter. The adjacent lake is normally frozen from November through early June, further limiting access. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


109. TANIS MESA NORTH CABIN >> Camping Area

Tanis Mesa North Cabin is located in a duplex with Tanis Mesa South Cabin. The cabin is tucked between Tanis Mesa and the Brabazon Mountain Range, offering year-round relaxation and recreation.

The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, depending on conditions. An airstrip is adjacent to the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


110. TANIS MESA SOUTH CABIN >> Camping Area

Tanis Mesa South Cabin is located in a duplex with Tanis Mesa North Cabin. The cabin is tucked between Tanis Mesa and the Brabazon Mountain Range, offering year-round relaxation and recreation. The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, depending on conditions. An airstrip is adjacent to the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


111. TOWERS ARM CABIN >> Camping Area

Towers Arm Cabin is one of the Petersburg Ranger District’s most remote cabins. A large tidal flat in front of the cabin provides excellent waterfowl viewing and hunting opportunities. Visitors also enjoy the area for its fishing and wildlife viewing.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only.


112. TURNER LAKE EAST CABIN >> Camping Area

Turner Lake East Cabin is open for year-round enjoyment.. Guests can enjoy scenic views, wildlife watching and a variety of recreational activities. The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


113. TURNER LAKE WEST CABIN >> Camping Area

Turner Lake West Cabin is extremely popular and considered to be one of the most beautiful cabins on the Tongass National Forest. It is open for year-round enjoyment, offering scenic views and access to a variety of recreational activities. The site can be accessed by float plane, motor boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


114. TWIN LAKES CABIN (AK) >> Camping Area

Twin Lakes Cabin is located on the Stikine River in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. It provides access to Twin Lakes, a popular area for swimming and boating. The location also provides access to fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. The site can be accessed by shallow draft boat, float plane or kayak, depending on conditions. Low river levels can affect access to the cabin and Twin Lakes. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


115. WEST POINT CABIN >> Camping Area

The West Point Cabin is located near the mouth of Portage Bay on Kupreanof Island. It provides a tranquil place to stay amid very scenic surroundings. The cabin also offers access to a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing and boating, as well as whale-watching at Fredrick Sound.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only.


116. WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS CABIN >> Camping Area

White Sulphur Springs Cabin is located on the northern shore of Bertha Bay, 65 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska, on Chichagof Island within the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness Area. The cabin makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska.

This is a remote site in a designated Wilderness area. The cabin can be accessed by boat only, weather permitting. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.


117. WILSON NARROWS CABIN >> Camping Area

Wilson Narrows Cabin is situated on the south end of Wilson Lake approximately 44 air miles northeast of Ketchikan. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and does not have electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone service. It is accessible only by float plane, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


118. WILSON VIEW CABIN >> Camping Area

Wilson View Cabin is situated on the north end of Wilson Lake approximately 44 air miles east of Ketchikan. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane, depending on conditions. This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


119. WINSTANLEY ISLAND CABIN >> Camping Area

Winstanley Island Cabin is located on Winstanley Island approximately 30 air miles east of Ketchikan. The cabin offers saltwater recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane, boat or kayak, depending on conditions. This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


120. WINSTANLEY LAKE CABIN >> Camping Area

Winstanley Lake Cabin is located on the mainland on the shore of its namesake lake approximately 33 air miles northeast of Ketchikan. The cabin offers recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska.

The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Access by boat involves a 2.5 mile hike from saltwater plus a 2.25 mile row to the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


121. YOUNG LAKE (NORTH) CABIN >> Camping Area

North Young Lake Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the northern tip of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, boating, berry picking and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

Young Lake North Cabin is one of two cabins on the lake. The other is the South Young Lake Cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.


122. YOUNG LAKE (SOUTH) CABIN >> Camping Area

South Young Lake Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the northern tip of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, boating, berry picking and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

South Young Lake Cabin is one of two cabins on the lake. The other is the North Young Lake cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.

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Best waterfall trails in Tongass National Forest, Alaska | AllTrails
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Geology | Tongass National Forest, Alaska – YouTube
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Tongass National Forest in Angoon, Alaska | Favorite Bay Lodge
The Tongass National Forest covers around 17 million acres of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle, including Angoon, Alaska, and Admiralty Island.

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Tongass National Forest | Audubon
Alaska’s Tongass National Forest comprises a significant portion of the world’s last remaining temperate rainforest. This spectacular 17 million acre region supports abundant wildlife, including such priority bird species as the Marbled Murrelet. Audubon’s goal is to conserve intact, ecologically significant watersheds in the Tongass and support the transition of forest management from the harvest of old-growth trees to more diversified uses.

Tongass National Forest, an Alaska National Forest
You can camp in a campground – or in a cabin. You can hike through dense forest, alpine meadow, or on a wooden trail through marshland called muskeg. You can explore world-class caves.

“Cottonballs, Tongass National Forest, Alaska” by Megan D. Curry, Penelope J. Boston et al.
The Tongass National Forest is known for its world-class karst features and contains the largest concentration of dissolutional caves in Alaska. Within these karst systems exist unusual and possibly unique formations exhibiting possible biological origin or influence. Cataract Cave is an example of such a system. This cave hosts a unique depositional setting in which so-called cottonballs line two permanent pools. The cottonballs are a calcitic deposit heavily entwined within a mass of microbial filaments. They are juxtaposed with extensive subaerial calcitic moonmilk wall deposit of a more conventional nature but of an extraordinary thickness and abundance…

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