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GUT ISLAND 1 CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewGut Island 1 Cabin was built in 1982 and is the newest of two cabins on-site, which are a few hundred feet apart and connected by a trail. They are available year-round for recreation and relaxation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage and provide an excellent base camp for further exploration of the surrounding area..
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 17 feet in order to access the cabin. A short walk is required from the anchorage point to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabins are located in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, tucked into spruce and hemlock trees on a low rock outcropping between the Stikine River tide flats and the forest. The surrounding terrain is relatively flat with grass and shrubs growing on the tide flats. Wildflowers are prominent in May and June.
The waters around the cabin are ideal for exploring by kayak or canoe during high tide. The Forest Service does not provide boats, and guests must also bring their own flotation devices. Tide tables should be consulted before any boating excursion in the area, as certain water levels are required to reach the cabin.
This 14-by-16 cabin (hunter-style) can sleep up to six people. It has two single bunks, two double bunks, a table and benches, broom, an oil stove for heat (No. 1 oil only) and an outhouse toilet. A half-loft provides additional storage space.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The Gut Island Cabins are located on Gut Island, adjacent to the western tip of Farm Island, on the Stikine River delta in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The cabin is 12 miles by float plane or shallow draft boat from Wrangell, or 7 miles from the boat ramp on the south end of Mitkof Island.
Tides affect access to this cabin. Boat access generally requires a tide of 15 feet, while planes require a tide of 17 feet or higher. It is a short walk to the cabin from the anchorage point. Please consult local tide tables before arrival and departure.
Mailing Address:GUT ISLAND 1 CABIN
P.O. BOX 51
WRANGELL AK 99929-0051
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)874-2323