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GUT ISLAND 2 CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewGut Island 2 Cabin was built in 1967 and is the oldest of two cabins on-site, which are a few hundred feet apart and connected with a trail. It is available year-round recreational use and relaxation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The cabin provides an excellent base camp for further exploration of the 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 get to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The Gut Island Cabins are located in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, tucked into spruce and hemlock trees on a low rock outcrop 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.
This 12-by-14 cabin (hunter-style) has two single bunks and two double bunks to sleep up to four people. It is also equipped with a table and benches, broom, oil stove for heat (No. 1 oil only) and an outhouse toilet. A wooden cooler box for food storage is attached to the cabin.
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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 the 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 2 CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)874-2323