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24ft x 30ft log cabin with sleeping loft reached by stairway.


2 single-wide bunks each over a double- wide bunk downstairs, Sleeping loft with a double-wide plywood bed, one on each side of the loft, Tables and benches, Cooking counter, Oil stove (uses #1 diesel, not provided), Outhouse toilet, Mooring buoy. Water available from nearby spring. Treat all water before using.




Baranof Island


5.5 miles (9 km) south of Sitka and just east of Cape Burunof.


20-minute boat ride from Sitka


Cabin nestled in hemlock/spruce forest on short, gently rising slope.

Special Features

Sandy-gravel beach exposed at low tides, beachcombing possibilities. Mountain peaks above Sitka visible through islands and trees to north. Popular recreational cabin for Sitka residents and organizations. Saltwater fishing. Brown bear in area.

Season Of Use


Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 diesel fuel (10 gal/day), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter, raingear and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.




Oil (#1 diesel)

More Info

Good anchorage in front of the cabin. Firewood is not provided for campfires. DO NOT leave food when vacating this cabin. Pack out what you bring in. Cabin built and donated to Forest Service in June 1991 by Roger and Judy Sudnikovich, owners of S&S General Contractors in Sitka; replaced original log cabin built cooperatively in 1941 by Forest Service and U.S. Navy for enlisted personnel on leave.

USGS Topo Map

Port Alexander D-4, D-5

Rental Fee

$65 per night

Getting There

Latitude: 56.98055556
Longitude: -135.3505556
Driving Directions


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