16ft x 16ft (5 m x 5 m) A-frame cabin with sleeping loft, partly covered porch, wooden cooler box for food storage.
2 single plywood bunks (1 with trundle), Sleeping loft, Wooden table and benches, Wood stove, Broom, Wood shed (wood provided), Splitting maul, Outhouse toilet. Water available from stream behind cabin. Treat all water before using.
Mainland, Stikine River
Near Garnet Ledge on mainland at mouth of Stikine River, south of Point Rothsay.
By shallow draft boat 8 miles (13 km) northeast from Wrangell, 14 miles (22.5 km) east from Banana Point boat launch ramp on Mitkof Island on 15ft tide or higher
Flat gentle slopes near cabin, sitka spruce/western hemlock rain forest, moderate to very steep slopes in background.
Partially surfaced trail to Garnet Ledge from cabin (private land owned by Boy Scouts of America begins at end of boardwalk trail leading to ledge) Hooligan (eulachon) in Stikine River (April) Bald eagles, sea lions, harbor seals, and various gulls concentrate on tideflats during hooligan run in April. Also brown and black bear, moose in area Special attraction of site is garnet outcropping nearby. Rock ledge is on private land owned by Boy Scouts of America; permit is required. For information on obtaining a permit to collect garnets, write: Boy Scouts of America, 9220 Lee Smith Drive Juneau, AK 99801 or call 907-789-8440 NOTE: Other users visit site, particularly during summer months near high tide.
Season Of Use
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.
Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays; cabin users should be prepared for this.
USGS Topo Map
$25 per night