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Description

Modified A-frame cabin.

Facilities

Sleeping loft, Two single bunks, Wooden table and benches, Oil heater (#1 stove oil), Pit-type outhouse, Rowboat. Water is available from a small stream near the cabin. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

7

Area

Petersburg Creek - Duncan Salt Chuch Wilderness, Kupreanof Island

Location

15 air miles (24 km), 40 water miles (64 km) from Petersburg on east side of Duncan Canal Salt Chuck on northern Kupreanof Island.

Access

Float plane or boat from Petersburg or Wrangell. 14ft tide needed to reach cabin; rapids south of the Salt Chuck navigable only at high slack tide.

Terrain

Flat, wooded land around cabin.

Special Features

Cabin is in Petersburg Creek - Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Fuel for the oil heater (#1 stove oil or kerosene only), personal flotation devices, 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

Yes

Stove

Oil (#1 stove oil)

More Info

Fishing for Steelhead trout, Coho salmon; hunting for bear, grouse, waterfowl. Portage Mountain Loop Trail, which links Salt Chuck East to Portage Bay and Petersburg Lake Cabins, passes behind the cabin. (See Petersburg Ranger District Hiking Trails guide).

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg D-4; Petersburg C-3, C-4, D-3, D-5

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.87
Longitude: -133.1477778

Photos

Salt Chuck East Cabin