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Description

12ft x 14ft Pan-Abode precut cedar log cabin with covered porch.

Facilities

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.

Capacity

6

Area

Kosciusko Island

Location

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.

Access

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.

Terrain

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.

Special Features

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

Year-round

Managing Agency

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.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil (#1 diesel, NOT supplied)

More Info

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

Petersburg A-5

Rental Fee

$25 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.09222222
Longitude: -133.5019444

Photos

Shipley Bay Cabin