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Description

14ft x 16ft (4.25 m x 5 m) hunter-style cabin with partly covered porch, wooden cooler box for food storage.

Facilities

2 single bunks, 2 double bunks, Wooden table and benches, Broom, Oil stove (#1 stove oil only, NOT provided), Outhouse toilet. Water available from Harding River. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Mainland, Bradfield Canal

Location

North side Bradfield Canal at mouth of Harding River.

Access

40 miles (64 km) SE of Wrangell by boat, 31 miles (50.6 km) by float plane

Terrain

Relatively flat; Sitka spruce/western hemlock rain forest, muskeg.

Special Features

Brown and black bear, harbor seals, bald eagles, waterfowl (Sept. - Oct.) Cutthroat and Dolly Varden trout (May - Sept.), steelhead (Apr. - May), silver, chum salmon (Aug.-Sept.) in Harding River. Fishing also about 2 miles (3 km) across Bradfield Canal in Eagle River. Crabbing in nearby Bradfield Canal.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 stove oil, 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

Oil

More Info

Beach near cabin slopes gradually; does not provide for easy boat anchorage. Recommend anchoring boat in deeper water, using skiff or punt between boat and shore.

USGS Topo Map

Bradfield A-5

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.20388889
Longitude: -131.6155556

Photos

Harding River Cabin