Hunter style cabin.
4 single bunks, Wooden table and benches, Oil heater, Wood stove, Covered porch, Pit-type outhouse, Rowboat with oars, NO lifejackets. Water is available from a small stream west of the cabin. Treat all water before using.
Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island
16 air miles (25 km) or 30 water miles (48 km) from Petersburg on the edge of the mud flats of Castle River, on the west side of Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island.
By boat or plane from Petersburg or Wrangell. 15ft tide needed to cross mud flats.
Predominantly flat; old growth forest, muskeg and riparian.
This type of stove (Perfection oil heater model H940) is used for heating purposes only and burns #1 heating oil. It has a brown enamel finish and a slightly domed top.
Season Of Use
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
Fuel for the oil heater (#1 stove oil only), personal flotation devices, 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.
Oil heater, wood stove
Castle River Trail is an easy hike through forest and muskeg. Short spur trail 1/2 mile upriver to Castle River Cabin. Excellent steelhead and coho salmon fishing. Waterfowl, grouse and bear hunting.
USGS Topo Map
Petersburg C-4; Petersburg C-3, D-4