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Description

Rustic 12ft x 14ft Pan Abode cabin.

Facilities

2 double-wide plywood bunks, 2 single-wide plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Mooring buoy, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul. Water is available from the nearby inlet stream. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Kruzof Island

Location

15 miles (24 km) northwest of Sitka, on the eastern shore of Kruzof Island in Crab Bay.

Access

Boat in 35 minutes from Sitka. Helicopter can land on beach in front of cabin at lower tides.

Terrain

Southeast-facing and flat shoreline with tall dense forest of hemlock and spruce trees.

Special Features

Ideal for families on a day or overnight trip from Sitka. Beachcombing, sunbathing, and play opportunities in the white sands near the cabin. Volcanic features are a 10-minute hike north of the cabin. Don't forget a compass to know where you are. Salt-water fishing possible by boat. Deer hunting in season. Brown bear frequent the area.

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, fire starter and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Mooring buoy (anchored in 16ft of water with 50ft (15 m) chain) available on first-come, first-served basis for boat anchorage. Buoy is for cabin users or general forest users. Erratic and abnormally large waves have been reported on Kruzof Island at low slack tide. Avoid approaching beach by boat and unloading while tide is turning. Access by float plane is very difficult or impossible. Non-boaters or out-of-town visitors are encouraged to use a local charter boat operator. Weather permitting, this cabin is accessible year around. DO NOT leave food behind when vacating this cabin. Pack out all gear that you bring. Cabin is NOT maintained during the winter. Firewood may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year. The original A-frame cabin located here was donated by a former Forest Service district ranger in memory of his teen-age son, Brent, who along with two friends drowned nearby in Sitka Sound while halibut fishing in the early 1970s. In 1985, the current cabin replaced the well-worn A-frame.

USGS Topo Map

Sitka A-5

Rental Fee

$55 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.13861111
Longitude: -135.5627778

Photos

Brent's Beach Cabin