Description

Adirondak style shelter designed for winter use.

Facilities

Wood stove, Benches, Small parking area. Water is available from muskeg pools or nearby streams. Treat all water before using.

Area

Mitkof Island

Location

3 miles (5 km) up Twin Creek Road from Mitkof Highway south of Petersburg along Upper Twin Ski and Snowmobile Trail.

Access

By car in summer months; snowmobile or 4-wheel-drive vehicle in winter

Terrain

Open, rolling muskeg hills and spruce/hemlock forest.

Special Features

Shelter surrounded by spruce and hemlock trees; provides good views of muskeg meadows below. Excellent snowmobile, skiing and snowboarding terrain. A pleasant destination during summer and autumn months. Frenchy Ridge Shelter is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the south on the Upper Twin Ski and Snowmobile Trail.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Firewood, drinking water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Twin Creek Road not maintained during winter. Access to large tracts of open muskeg from shelter.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg D-3, C-3

Rental Fee

None

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.742778
Longitude: -132.87222

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