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Description

Single level hunter-style cabin.

Facilities

2 single bunks, Wooden table and benches, Oil heater (#1 stove oil only), Pit-type outhouse. Water is available from a creek 100 feet south of the cabin. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

4

Area

Kupreanof Island

Location

Eastern shore of Portage Bay, due east of Stop Island, northern Kupreanof Island.

Access

15 miles (24 km) by float plane or 25 miles (40 km) by boat from Petersburg.

Terrain

Hilly along eastern shore of Portage Bay, flat and rolling south and west of bay, with Portage Mountain rising to 3,577ft (1090 m) in background.

Special Features

Excellent halibut fishing in mouth of Portage Bay. Coho and, pink salmon, steelhead, trout fishing in Portage Creek. Black bear, waterfowl, grouse hunting. Primitive 10.5 mile (17 km) Portage Mountain Trail connects cabin, Petersburg Lake cabin and Salt Chuck East cabin, though Goose Cove south of bay.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 diesel fuel, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil heater

More Info

Stove for heating purposes only; burns #1 heating oil.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg D-4, D-3, Sumdum A-4

Rental Fee

$40 per night May-Sep; $25 per night Oct-April

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.95223
Longitude: -133.276784

Photos

Portage Bay Cabin