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Description

This A-frame public use cabin lies eight miles northeast of Wrangell on the Stikine River delta, one mile south of Point Rothsay and walking distance to the town’s famous garnet deposits. It sleeps six. Guests must provide firewood, bedding and cooking utensils. The garnet outcropping is owned by the First Presbyterian Church of Wrangell. Phone 907-874-3534 about visiting there.

Facilities

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.

Capacity

7

Area

Mainland, Stikine River

Location

Near Garnet Ledge on mainland at mouth of Stikine River, south of Point Rothsay.

Access

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.

Terrain

Flat gentle slopes near cabin, sitka spruce/western hemlock rain forest, moderate to very steep slopes in background.

Special Features

Partially surfaced trail to Garnet Ledge from cabin (private land owned by First Presbyterian Church of Wrangell begins at end of boardwalk trail leading to ledge). Hooligan (eulachon) in the 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 First Presbyterian Church of Wrangell; permit is required. For information on obtaining a permit to collect garnets, contact the Presbyterian Church by phone 907-874-3534. Other users visit site, particularly during summer months near high tide.

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

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays; cabin users should be prepared for this.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg C-2

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.576472
Longitude: -132.364278

Photos

Garnet Ledge Cabin