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Description

Single level hunter style cabin.

Facilities

Four Single Bunks, Table and benches, Wood Stove, Cooking counter, Covered porch, Skylight, Broom, Outdoor screened cooler box, Pit-Type Outhouse, Axe/Maul. Water is available from a small creek 100 yards east of cabin. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

4

Area

Woewodski Island

Location

17 air miles (27 km), 20 water miles (32 km) from Petersburg on Woewodski Island on south side of Beecher Pass.

Access

By boat or float plane from Petersburg or Wrangell at any tide. Boat route from Petersburg over protected water but includes one passage where attention to channel markers is essential. Route from Wrangell crosses Sumner Strait, which can be very rough in windy weather. Boat anchorage anywhere in front of cabin.

Terrain

Cabin on gravel beach; surrounding landscape fairly flat with occasional steep slopes

Special Features

Assortment of wildlife viewing opportunities: martens, eagles, herons, deer and sea mammals. 200 yards (185 m) behind the water source is an active beaver pond. Waterfowl hunting fairly good in Duncan Canal, also salmon and halibut fishing. Woewodski Island had extensive mining in the 30's, but only small amounts of gold were found before the vein was lost. Current mining claims and possible activity nearby on the island.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

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. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Strong north winds can sometimes make anchoring in front of cabin difficult

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg C-4, C-3

Rental Fee

$45/night May-Sept; $25/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.57972222
Longitude: -133.0691667

Photos

Beecher Pass Cabin