12ft x 14ft Pan-Abode precut cedar log cabin with covered porch.
2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove, Cooking bench, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Fire extinguisher provided, Treat all water before using.
Mouth of Shipley Creek in Shipley Bay on Kosciusko Island, 46 air miles (74 km) from Craig, 60 miles (97 km) from Wrangell, and 85 miles (137 km) from Ketchikan.
Float plane or 1-hour boat ride from El Capitan dock. Best to arrive at high tide (see Sitka tide tables). Mooring buoy in bay available on first-come, first-served basis. Mooring of more than one vessel allowed if first party there agrees.
Cabin sits on low bluff between bay and creek. Large rocky beach in front of cabin, large grassy tidal flat in back where Shipley Creek meets ocean.
Mount Francis (picturesque 2,592-foot limestone peak) visible from cabin. Rugged 0.8-mile natural-tread trail connects to Shipley Lake. Can continue hiking lower elevation route to Devilfish Bay (no designated trail). Good maps and orienteering skills essential. Stream and lake support cutthroat, rainbow, dolly varden, steelhead, three species of salmon. Black bears, bald eagles, shore birds abundant.
Season Of Use
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
Fuel oil (#1 diesel, highest setting = 0.2 gal/hour), water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags and fire starter.
Oil (#1 diesel, NOT supplied)
Fog, high winds, and low tides can make landing at the cabin difficult. Alert: The Shipley Bay Buoy is not functional. DO NOT use the buoy for boat mooring.
USGS Topo Map
$25 per night