Description

The yurt is removed from the state park campground and very private. Drop off is at the top of China Poot Bay on the left side. The yurt is up on the hill above the beach and the slough. It is accessible by a flight of steps that are cut into the bank about 30 feet up. The area around the yurt is thick underbrush under tall first growth Spruce. The view is out over China Poot Bay. The beach is gravel sand and there is a large fire ring at the top left and also a fire ring directly below the yurt.

Facilities

The yurt is 16' in diameter and has 4 bunks that can sleep 2 friends each. There are 4 inch foam mattresses and a wood stove. There is an outhouse and a pulley for food storage provided. There is basic safety equipment and an ax and a saw. There is a 1 burner propane stove. Bring propane, the small 1 lb bottles.

Area

At the top left hand side of China Poot Bay on the side of the mountain.

Location

The yurt is at the head of China Poot Bay on the left. The yurt is located on the side of the hill overlooking the slough and the bay. Stay on the left hand side of the bay and follow the coast all the way back. Use a chart as there is a narrow channel and lots of very shallow areas. There is a good anchorage in front of the yurt. There is a state park trail head marker for the China Poot trail and a state park campground at the site.

Terrain

The yurt is located in thick undergrowth on the side of a steep mountain. There is a wide gravel beach that has a lot of mud at mid to low tide. There is a tidal slough full of life in front of the yurt. There are often black bears on the beach and sea mammals in the bay. Loons and Eagles also.

Special Features

There is great fishing off the beach. The trail system is maintained and extensive. The kayaking is good, calm water. It is possible to kayak and then hike a short trail to Peterson Bay and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. There is beautiful class tide pooling further up the bay.

What To Bring

Bring WATER there is water coming off the rocks by the beach but it must be boiled for 12 minutes to be potable. Bring your own cooking utensils, sleeping bags, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, garbage bags, and fire starter. There is wood around but it can be very wet and it makes sense to bring dry kindling and paper from town.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.5597
Longitude: -151.2071

The yurt is accessible by water. There is access to the larger trail system. The trail system links in to trails to China Poot Bay and Halibut Cove and the larger connected trail system. See the
state park maps.

China Poot Bay Yurt