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Description

16ft x 16ft (5 m x 5 m) A-frame cabin overlooks Berg Bay and Blake Channel.

Facilities

2 single bunks (1 w/ trundle), Sleeping loft w/ ladder, Wooden table and benches, Oil space heater (#1 stove oil only, not provided), Broom, Outhouse toilet, 25ft (71/2 m) mooring float for cabin users only, Fire grill. Water available from small stream next to cabin Treat all water before using.

Capacity

7

Area

Mainland

Location

NE shore of Berg Bay on E side of Blake Channel, near mouth of Aaron Creek.

Access

By boat or float plane, 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Wrangell.

Terrain

Sitka spruce, western hemlock, scattered cedar, muskeg. Gentle slope from cabin to bay. Nearby Aaron Creek tideflat has extensive grass sedges, wildflowers. Slopes gentle around cabin; become steep in surrounding area.

Special Features

Aaron Creek Trail; 4 miles (6.5 km) from Berg Bay to Berg Creek; first 0.4 mile (0.6 km) of trail to grassflats surfaced with boardwalk; Berg Creek Trail, unmaintained 4-mile (6.5 km) trail from mouth of Berg Creek to Berg Basin Brown & black bear, moose, mountain goat on surrounding ridges, waterfowl, grouse, ptarmigan Pink salmon (mid-July to mid-Aug); silver, chum salmon (Aug-Sept), steelhead (April-May) in nearby Aaron and Oerns Creek; crabbing in Berg Bay and in saltwater in front of Aaron Creek tidal flats Wildflowers prominent on Aaron Creek grassflats (May-June)

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 fuel oil, 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

Oil heater (#1 stove oil only)

More Info

Partially covered front porch has a wooden cooler box for food storage. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Space heater does not have cook top or oven. Can be used for food warming, but not for high temperature cooking.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg B-1, B-6

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.36444444
Longitude: -132.0047222

Photos

Berg Bay Cabin