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Description

This is a large A-frame cabin with a loft.

Facilities

The cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, is heated with a woodstove and has an outside toilet. Fire wood is provided in a wood shed at the salt water beach. It does not have mattresses or cooking utensils.

Capacity

7

Area

Gambier Bay

Location

The cabin is on the western shore of Church Bight, a small cove within Gambier Bay on southeast Admiralty Island.

Access

Access is by float plane or boat. It is about a 1-hour flight from Juneau or 30 minutes from Petersburg. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. The steep beach provides a good boat anchorage. There is no mooring facility.

Terrain

The cabin sits back 50 yards (46 m) from the beach, as shown below.

Special Features

You are in brown bear country. There are large tide flats within the bay. This is a popular cabin for hunting.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood Stove

More Info

The water source from a nearby stream is intermittent. A boat is necessary to get water from other drainages. Treat all water before using.

USGS Topo Map

Sumdum A-6, Sitka B-1

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.42611111
Longitude: -133.9258333

Photos

Church Bight Cabin