12ft x 14ft Pan Abode cabin.
2 double-wide plywood bunks, 2 single-wide plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Cupboard, Outdoor screened cooler box, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul. Water available from rainwater collection barrel at cabin. Treat all water before using.
65 miles (105 km) northwest of Sitka on northern shore of Bertha Bay, within West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness Area.
Boat. Anchorage possible in Mirror Harbor; local knowledge recommended before trying to do so. 0.9 mile (1 1/2 km) White Sulphur Springs Trail begins at Mirror Harbor and leads to cabin. Trail fairly level, parallels Bertha Bay. Anchorage also possible in Porcupine Bay, requiring skiff ride to cabin.
Flat wooded terrain with beautiful views of North Pacific, breakers crashing on rocky cliffs. Wide expanses of muskegs to explore.
With easy terrain, many areas around cabin are accessible to hikers. Lake Elfendahl and Lake Morris only 2-hour hike away. Marked trails to Sea Level Slough (Dry Pass Trail) and Mirror Harbor (White Sulphur Springs Trail) easy to follow. Note that Sea Level Slough is passable only at low tide and plan your hike accordingly. Good fishing around Sea Level Slough; large salmon runs and cutthroat April 1 to July. Midsummer runs of sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout in streams crossing trail to Dry Pass. Brown bear in slough area during salmon run. Fair deer hunting.
Season Of Use
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter, rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.
Hot springs bathhouse about 50 feet (15 m) from cabin. No fee for hot springs and use not included with the cabin reservation fee; it is available to any visitor. Springs receive high use from commercial fishermen, kayakers, and other wilderness campers, who come and go at any time of day or night. Area around cabin can be noisy and disruptive to cabin users. Overnight camping prohibited within 200 feet of cabin, which includes bathhouse. Cabin not maintained during the winter. Firewood may be in short supply at any time of year. DO NOT leave food behind when vacating cabin. Pack out what you bring in.
USGS Topo Map
Sitka D-7, D-8
$35 per night