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BREILAND SLOUGH CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: BREILAND SLOUGH CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Breiland Slough Cabin is located on the west side of Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island. It is open year-round and makes a good base camp for exploring the nearby Castle Islands. Visitors have access to great fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. There is also space outside the cabin for additional campers to occupy tents.

The cabin is accessible by float plane or boat from Petersburg. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located on a small peninsula with a gravel beach in front and grass flats in back, offering ideal waterfowl viewing. Wildlife in the area includes grouse, waterfowl, black bears and marine mammals (learn about bear safety).

The surrounding terrain is beach fringe forest and grass flats. The beach offers scenic views of the Castle Islands to the north.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy boating, sea kayaking, exploring nearby islands, wildlife viewing, berry picking, walking along the beach and fishing. Hunting is available as per state or federal hunting regulations; click here for more information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Anglers can catch coho salmon, dungeness crab and shrimp in front of the cabin. The ideal time for crabbing is during incoming tide (local tide charts).

Facilities:

The small A-frame cabin has two double bunks and a sleeping loft that can be accessed via a wooden ladder. It is equipped with a table, benches and a clean-burning oil stove for heat. An outhouse with a pit toilet is provided.

No drinking water is available at the cabin. The nearest water source is a small stream located a quarter-mile south of the cabin, but it needs to be boiled or treated prior to culinary use. It is recommended that visitors bring their own supply of water for drinking, cooking and washing.

Heating oil is not supplied for the oil stove. Visitors need to bring No. 1 heating oil, in addition to sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove and cooking gear, towels, food, clothing, fire starter, fire extinguisher, extra toilet paper and garbage bags, among other necessities. All trash and food must be packed out, and visitors are expected to clean the cabin prior to leaving.

Click here for more cabin details and maps.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Castle Islands are the site of old underwater barite mining operations.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Area
  • Crabbing
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Heater
  • Hunting
  • Pit Toilets
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tent sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Drinking water is not available at this cabin
  • Firewood at the cabin is supplied only for heating the cabin, it is not for outdoor campfires; collect dead and down wood from the forest for your outdoor campfire
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • High levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been recorded in this area
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Learn more about Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.63806, -133.15889
56°38'17"N, 133°9'32"W

From Petersburg, the cabin is 15 miles by float plane or 25 miles by boat. It is accessible at any tide. Refer to USGS topographic map Petersburg C4; Petersburg C3 and D4 may also be helpful. Maps are available online or by calling the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BREILAND SLOUGH CABIN
PO BOX 1328
PETERSBURG  AK  99833

Phone Number:

Information:  (907)772-3871
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