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Notice: Due to maintenance, this cabin is closed from 9/7/2014 to 9/13/2014. Will be available for reservations on Sep 14.

CHURCH BIGHT CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CHURCH BIGHT CABIN
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Church Bight Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the southeast side of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

Access to the cabin is float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on level ground, only a few steps from Church Bight, a small tidal saltwater cove within Gambier Bay. The shoreline is surrounded by a thick temperate rainforest of old-gowth spruce and hemlock trees, shrubs and grasses.

Wildlife in the area abounds, including migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, Sitka black-tailed deer and brown bears (learn more about bear safety).

Recreation:

Anglers will enjoy saltwater and freshwater fishing in the area. Fly fishing for Dolly Varden and rainbow trout is popular in nearby streams. Halibut and rockfish are found in further open waters.

Wildlife viewing is abundant on land and in water. Gambier Bay is quite remote, yet a good place for bear and humpback whale sightings.

Facilities:

The primitive, log cabin (A-frame style) is furnished with wooden bunks, without mattresses, and a loft, and can accommodate up to seven people. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a wood stove for heat and an outside toilet. Firewood is provided in a wood shed at the salt water beach. Other amenities include cooking counters, an axe, splitting maul and a broom.

The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Guests must bring their own food, water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stove, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags.

The water source from a nearby stream is intermittent. A boat is necessary to get water from other drainages, so it may be necessary for guests to bring a sufficient amount of water for drinking, cleaning and washing. Water from any natural site must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before drinking.

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Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Bay Access
  • Boating
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Area
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Table and Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
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
  • Water is not available at this facility; visitors must bring their own for drinking, cooking and cleaning
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Contact the Admiralty Island National Monument at 907-586-8800 prior to arrival for information about safety precautions
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is prohibited
  • Same day reservations are available for this cabin
  • 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):
57.4257, -133.92852
57°25'33"N, 133°55'43"W

Access to the cabin is by float plane or boat with anchor. It is about a 1-hour flight from Juneau or 30 minutes from Petersburg. Access by boat via Stephens Passage is approximately 70 miles from Juneau. Tides affect access to the cabin, click here for local tide tables. The steep beach provides a good boat anchorage. There is no mooring facility on-site.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHURCH BIGHT CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
JUNEAU  AK 

Phone Number:

Information:  (907)586-8800
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