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SERGIEF ISLAND CABIN, AK

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

Overview

Sergief Island Cabin was built in 1962 and is located on the northwest side of Sergief Island on the Stikine River delta. The cabin is available for year-round recreational use and relaxation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage, and it makes an ideal base camp for exploring the surrounding Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.

The site can only be accessed by a shallow draft boat or float plane, depending on conditions. The tide must be a minimum of 15 feet for boats and 17 feet for planes in order to access the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is situated between tidal grass flats and a forest of spruce and hemlock. A small stream flows about 75 feet away, and behind the cabin are low-forested hills.

The surrounding area is relatively flat with grass, shrubs, willow and alder. Wildflowers are prominent in May and June.

This area is home to brown and black bears, bald eagles, hawks and moose (bear safety information). The Stikine River tidal flats are a major stopover spot for waterfowl and shorebirds during the spring and fall migrations.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

The 12-by-14 cabin (pan-abode style) has two single and two double bunks, to sleep up to four people. The cabin is also equipped with a table and benches, broom, oil heater and an outhouse. A wooden cooler box for food storage is located on the covered deck.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water may be available from a catchment, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it (water safety tips). It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

Heating oil is not supplied by the Forest Service. In addition to bringing a supply of No.1 stove oil, guests should pack sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cooking stove, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and matches, among other necessities. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Heater
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Outhouse
  • River Access
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
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 the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or be prepared to treat water taken from natural sources
  • There is no cell phone service at the cabin
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • This cabin is in a designated wilderness area; access by helicopter is illegal
  • Click here for more information 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):
56.59806, -132.41778
56°35'53"N, 132°25'4"W

The cabin is accessible by shallow draft boat or float plane (plus a short walk), 10 miles from Wrangell or 10 miles from the boat ramp on the south end of Mitkof Island.

Tides affect access to this cabin. Please consult local tide tables. A tide of 17 feet or higher is required for float plane landings, or 15 feet or higher for a shallow draft boat.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SERGIEF ISLAND CABIN
P.O. BOX 51
WRANGELL  AK  99929

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)874-2323
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