Reservation
Refund
Questions...
[x]
Find Sites





Find your camping spot

Find other facilities on map

For more information on passes click here

For more information on Forest
Safety click here

 

POINT AMARGURA CABIN, AK

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

Overview

Point Amargura Cabin offers guests a unique lodging experience on San Fernando Island in southeastern Alaska. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, hunting, 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:

Point Amargura Cabin is located at the southern end of San Fernando Island, east of Prince of Wales Island near the community of Craig. Sitka spruce and western hemlock dominate the level land surrounding the cabin. Steeper terrain rises nearby.

Wildlife in the area is abundant and includes eagles, shorebirds, Sitka black-tailed deer and black bears. Visitors are encouraged to Learn about bear safety in the Tongass National Forest.

Recreation:

The location of the cabin is excellent for anglers. Pink, chum, silver and king salmon are plentiful throughout the year, as well as halibut and bottom fish in the open water.

Hunters can take advantage of the long hunting season in the surrounding national forest. Bear season occurs during spring and fall, while deer season begins in late summer and lasts through the late fall.

Beachcombing is another popular pastime for guests seeking sea-borne treasures.

Facilities:

The cabin is a 15 x 17 foot cedar, metal-roofed cabin, furnished with a loft floor that sleeps four, and one double wooden bunkbed without mattresses that sleeps two. The large deck does meet accessibility standards.

The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a wood stove for heat and an outside toilet. Other amenities include a cooking space, fire extinguisher, axe and a broom. 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.

The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Guests 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.

There is no fresh water source available at Point Amagura Cabin or in the surrounding area, therefore guests must bring a sufficient supply for drinking, cooking, washing and cleaning.

Click here for more cabin details.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Site
  • Axe
  • Beach
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Area
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Hunting
  • 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
  • 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 and near 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 allowed through arrangements with the Permit Administrator on a limited basis. Call (907) 826-3271 to arrange.
  • 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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
55.455, -133.35778
55°27'18"N, 133°21'28"W

Access to Point Amagura Cabin is by boat or float plane at high tide from the Craig-Klawock area, 8 miles west of Craig, and 70 miles from Ketchikan on Point Amargura.Click here for local tide table information.

A mooring buoy on the east side of the point is available on first-come, first-served basis. Mooring of more than one vessel allowed if first party there agrees. Refer to USGS map Craig B-5.

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:

POINT AMARGURA CABIN

KETCHIKAN/CRAIG AK

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)826-3271
Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
Learn more about us, or about any of our agency partners below:
Bureau of Land Management Federal Highway Administration National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration Smithsonian Institution USDA Forest Service US Army Corps of Engineers US Fish and Wildlife Service National Park Service Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tennessee Valley Authority Bureau of Reclamation National Archives Records Administration

Agency Partners