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16ft x 16ft A-frame cabin with tip out for dining area and sleeping loft reached by vertical ladder.


1 double plywood bunk, Sleeping loft, Dining area, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul. Water available from spring about 1/4 mile (.4 km) south of cabin. Treat all water before using.




Kruzof Island


20 miles (32 km) from Sitka, on the west coast of Kruzof Island.


Helicopter or wheel plane landing on beach at lower tides or 45-minute boat ride from Sitka to Mud Bay on east coast of Kruzof Island and 7-mile (11-km) hike across island on Kruzof Island road and Shelikof Trail. From Mud Bay, take old logging road about 6 miles to T in road at Iris Meadows. Turn left onto Shelikof Trail, cross footbridge and parallel river to right through meadows on south side to large diamond trail marker at the meadow/forest edge. Do not turn left once you cross footbridge. Easier to cross meadows during lower tides. Shelikof Trail continues at marker just inside timber and parallels forest edge, crossing occasional sloughs before reaching cabin. Be alert, as you can easily lose sight of trail markers at slough crossings.


Relatively flat and easy to explore. Large sandy beach in front of cabin.

Special Features

Spectacular sandy beaches, magnificent ocean view, close proximity to Sitka. Popular with Sitka residents. Iris Meadows is easily reached by following river upstream or Shelikof Trail for a mile. Beachcombing, hiking, photography. Occasional ATV use on beach in front of cabin. Brown bear and deer common. Fair Dolly varden, coho and pink salmon fishing in stream.

Season Of Use


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, fire starter and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.





More Info

Provided firewood may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year. DO NOT leave food when vacating this cabin. Pack out what you bring in.

USGS Topo Map

Sitka A-6, A-5

Rental Fee

$50 per night

Getting There

Latitude: 57.16305556
Longitude: -135.7419444
Driving Directions


Shelikof Cabin