ANAN BAY CABIN, AK

Anan Bay Cabin was originally built in 1964 but a new cabin was constructed in the spring of 2012 using Alaska Yellow Cedar from the Tongass National Forest. The cabin is typically open from May through December, offering relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside ...
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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
  • There is no cell phone service at the cabin
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or treat water from natural sources
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • During peak bear-viewing season (July 5 to August 25), day-use permits are needed to visit nearby Anan Wildlife Observatory; cabin reservation holds 4 permits, which must be purchased ($10 per day/person) in addition to the cabin fee if guests choose to go to observatory
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • No camping outside the Anan Bay Cabin from June 15 - September 15
  • High levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been reported in this area
  • 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.
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Anan Bay Cabin was originally built in 1964 but a new cabin was constructed in the spring of 2012 using Alaska Yellow Cedar from the Tongass National Forest. The cabin is typically open from May through December, offering relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The cabin is popular with bear watchers and is ideally located near a wildlife observatory, where bears and bald eagles come to fish for salmon in the adjacent creek.

The site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on a gentle slope leading down to the beach, overlooking Anan Bay. The surrounding rainforest is primarily Sitka spruce and western hemlock with some scattered cedar. The slopes around the cabin are gentle to moderate. The nearby lagoon is an intertidal area that often goes dry during low tide.

The area provides excellent opportunities to view black and brown bears, harbor seals, bald eagles and various gulls (bear safety information). The high number of salmon in nearby Anan Creek allows visitors the opportunity to view their seasonal spawning in the months of July and August.

Recreation:

The 1-mile Anan Creek Trail leads from the cabin to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. During peak viewing season, the months of July and August, Forest Service interpreters are on-site to provide current information on bear safety, trail conditions and bear activity. There is a high possibility of encountering bears on this trail during this time.

Fishing is only permitted from the shore at the trailhead between June 15th and September 15th, due to bear activity. Steelhead is available in April and May, and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and pink salmon in July and August.

Facilities:

This 15x17-ft two-story cabin sleeps seven people with two single bunks (one with trundle) and a second floor loft. The cabin also has a table with benches, oil stove (#1 oil only), broom, mooring float and outhouse toilet.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water may be available from a seasonal creek behind the cabin, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own supply of water.

Heating oil is not supplied by the Forest Service. In addition to bringing a supply of #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 fire starter. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

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Booking Window
Thu Jul 24 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bay Access
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Outhouse
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Educational Programs
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.18667, -131.88639
56°11'12"N, 131°53'11"W

This cabin is on the mainland at Anan Bay, across Ernest Sound from the southeast corner of Wrangell Island. The site is 27 miles by air from Wrangell, and is accessible by boat and float plane.

There is a 25-foot mooring float anchored in the bay for cabin users only. Please consult local tide reports to determine the best arrival and departure times.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ANAN BAY CABIN

TONGASS/WRANGELL  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)874-2323
Additional Information