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KEGAN COVE CABIN, AK

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

Overview

Kegan Cove Cabin offers visitors recreation, relaxation and a unique lodging experience on Prince of Wales Island in southeastern Alaska. The remote site provides a scenic setting for fishing, hiking, beachcombing and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.

The site is accessible by boat or float plane at high tide. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

Kegan Cove cabin is located in a protected saltwater cove on Moira Sound. The surrounding flat, coastal terrain is dotted with a Sitka spruce and western hemlock forest. At low tide, a 100 foot tidal flat emerges, exposing rock in front of the cabin.

Wildlife in the area is abundant, including eagles, shorebirds, Sitka black-tailed deer and black bears. Learn more about bear safety in the Tongass National Forest.

Recreation:

The location of the cabin is prime for anglers, offering both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Salmon runs draw both anglers and black bears to Kegan Creek. Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, dolly varden, char, and salmon are also found in the nearby lakes, streams and ponds.

Hikers might also enjoy the easy half-mile trail along Kegan Creek that connects Kegan Cove to the cabin and Kegan Lake. Beachcombing is another popular pastime, searching the cove for sea-borne treasures.

Facilities:

The cabin is a 16 x 18 foot cedar/Sitka spruce log cabin furnished with wooden bunkbeds (without mattresses) that can sleep up to six people. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a wood stove for heat and an outside toilet. Other amenities include a cooking counter, shelves, cupboard space, and a broom.

The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Visitors must bring their own food, water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stove, stove fuel, fire starter, cooking gear/utensils, light source (lantern), toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags.

Firewood may be available, but the supply cannot be guaranteed. Guests are asked to be conservative with wood and use their cook stoves for cooking. Water is available from Kegan Creek, but must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before drinking.

Click here for more cabin details.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Area
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • River Access
  • 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 provided at this facility; visitors must bring their own for drinking, cooking, and cleaning; water from natural sources must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before drinking
  • Guests must bring their own cooking stove and fuel
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Click here for a map of cabins on Prince of Wales Island
  • The person holding the reservation must be 18, and must be a member of party using the cabin
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is prohibited
  • Same day reservation are available for this cabin
  • No discounts for Golden Age and Golden Passports for Alaska cabin rentals
  • 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):
55.0225, -132.17056
55°1'21"N, 132°10'14"W

Access to Kegan Cove Cabin is by boat or float plane at high tide. The trip is 51 air miles from Craig, and 30 air miles from Ketchikan.Click here for local tide report information.

A mooring buoy in the bay is available on first-come, first-served basis. Mooring of more than one vessel allowed if first party there agrees.

Inclement weather conditions may cause extended stays during any time of the year and winter access can be difficult due to snow and ice conditions. Guests should bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days Please contact the Craig Ranger District at 907-826-3271 prior to arrival for more detailed information about safety precautions.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

KEGAN COVE CABIN
P.O. BOX 500
CRAIG  AK  99921

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)826-3271
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