Check Availability

Description

A-frame cabin modified with an extended roof and an upright wall to form a bump-out.

Facilities

2 double bunks, Sleeping loft, Wooden table and benches, Pit-type outhouse, Woodshed, Woodstove. Water is available from the river or nearby streams. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

7

Area

Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island

Location

16 air miles (25 km) or 30 water miles (48 km) from Petersburg at mouth of Castle River on west side of Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island.

Access

Boat or float plane from Petersburg or Wrangell. 16ft tide needed for direct access to cabin; otherwise, use Castle River Trail which begins at Castle Flats Cabin.

Terrain

Predominantly flat to rolling. Muskeg and old growth forest.

Special Features

Castle River Trail is well developed and an easy 1/2 mile walk from flats. Small rowboat located 1/2 mile upstream from cabin at the trail's terminus.

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

Yes (at trail)

Stove

Wood. Wood will be supplied but not guaranteed.

More Info

Exceptional steelhead, coho, trout fishing. Excellent bear, waterfowl, grouse hunting.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg C-4; Petersburg C-3, D-4

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.64361111
Longitude: -133.2577778

Castle River Cabin