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ATTENTION: Firewood is no longer provided at the cabin; visitors must provide their own. For questions, please contact Randy Griffith at the Wrangell Ranger District (907) 874-2323.
GARNET LEDGE CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewGarnet Ledge Cabin was built in 1964 within the Tongass National Forest. It is open year-round for relaxation, sightseeing and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.
The site can be accessed by a shallow draft boat or a float plane, depending on conditions. Boats need a tide of at least 15 feet and float planes require at least 18 feet in order to access the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits on flat land overlooking the Stikine River delta and tidal flats with a backdrop of moderately steep mountains. The surrounding rainforest is primarily Sitka spruce and western hemlock. The special attraction of this site is Garnet Ledge, a garnet bedrock outcropping located near the cabin.
An unmaintained trail leads from the cabin to Garnet Ledge, which sits on private property owned by the Presbyterian Church of Wrangell. Contact the Presbyterian Church for information regarding the collecting of garnets at the Garnet Ledge.
The 16-by-16 cabin (A-frame style) can sleep up to seven people. It has two single bunks (one with a trundle bed) and a second-floor loft. The cabin also has a table with benches, a wood stove, a woodshed with firewood, splitting maul, broom and an outhouse. The partially covered front porch has a bear-proof food storage locker available for use.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
This cabin is located on the mainland at the mouth of the Stikine River, south of Point Rothsay, and near the Garnet Ledge. It is 8 miles from Wrangell, and a 15-foot tide is generally required for shallow draft boat access, or an 18-foot tide for a float plane to land.
Mailing Address:GARNET LEDGE CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)874-2323