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Description

15ft x 18ft Pan Abode style cabin with full sleeping loft reached by staircase and a deck in front of the cabin.

Facilities

Plywood bunks (single over a double), Full Sleeping loft, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Broom, Outside screened cooler box, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul, Mooring buoy. Water available from Freds Creek adjacent to cabin. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

8

Area

Kruzof Island

Location

10 miles (16 km) west of Sitka on the southeastern shore of Kruzof Island.

Access

30-minute boat ride from Sitka. Helicopter access possible on beach at lower tides.

Terrain

Fairly level terrain adjacent to Freds Creek, surrounded by a hemlock-spruce forest.

Special Features

Cabin is a popular spot for Sitka residents. Beachcomb, hike to Mt. Edgecumbe, or view surf breaking on the rocky shoreline. Interesting pumice and volcanic rock formations on beach and in Freds Creek. 6.7-mile (10.8-km) Mt. Edgecumbe Trail offers a gradual hike to the cone of Mt. Edgecumbe through miles of muskeg alternating with forest. At cone, trail becomes very steep, but hikers are rewarded with panoramic view on clear days. Deer and brown bear. Good deer hunting is possible.

Season Of Use

Year-round, weather permitting

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

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Care should be taken when unloading and anchoring as the surf breaks along a pumice-rock shoreline. No good protected anchorage during rough weather. A mooring buoy is provided but is exposed to rough water. Mooring buoy available on first-come, first-served basis for boat anchorage. Cabin reservations does not include exclusive use of buoy. There have been reports of erratic and abnormally large waves on Kruzof Island at low slack tide. Avoid approaching the beach and unloading while tide is turning. Non-boaters or out-of-town visitors are encouraged to use services of a local charter boat operator. Because of the wave action, float planes are unable to land at the cabin. Firewood may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of the year. DO NOT leave food behind when vacating this cabin. Pack out all gear that you bring. Camping within 200 feet of this cabin by anyone other than the person reserving the cabin is prohibited.

USGS Topo Map

Sitka A-5, A-6

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.06527778
Longitude: -135.6038889

Freds Creek Cabin